Medical News Today: MiraLAX (Polyethylene glycol 3350)
MiraLAX is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that ’s typically used to treat short-term constipation. It contains polyethylene glycol 3350, which also comes as store-branded generic products. MiraLAX comes as a powder that you mix with liquid to drink. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Are Onions and Garlic Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Garlic and onions are staples for many home cooks. But do these plants actually add any health benefits to your dishes? Or are they purely for flavor? People who try to eat colorful fruits and vegetables in order to get a wide range of vitamins and minerals may think that pale foods like onions and garlic don’t offer many nutrients. But although they may not look like nutritional powerhouses, experts say they are. Onions of all colors (including white) are good sources of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and folate, while garlic is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, copper and ma...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Patients With OIC Prefer Naloxegol, PEG 3350 Equally Patients With OIC Prefer Naloxegol, PEG 3350 Equally
Patients with opioid-induced constipation reported similar preference rates and strong preferences for treatment with either naloxegol or PEG 3350.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Depression and constipation: What's the link?
Depression increases the risk of chronic constipation. A new study in mice examines the mechanism behind this relationship and trials a new drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

IBS symptoms: Five steps to minimising flare ups, bloating and diarrhoea
IBS flare ups, which can include bloating, bouts of stomach cramps, diarrhoea and constipation, can happen at any time. But luckily there are things you can do to alleviate the symptoms of an attack - and to avoid them in the future. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about potassium deficiency symptoms
Symptoms of potassium deficiency, or hypokalemia, can include constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue, and heart issues. Poor diet, illnesses that cause severe vomiting or diarrhea, and certain medications can lead to low potassium levels. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

How dietary fiber makes you healthier: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Eat more fiber. You may have heard that recommendation. But do you know why? Dietary fiber is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation, but foods containing fiber help in other important ways. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Kate Zeratsky speaks ?about the benefits of boosting fiber in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ROGER DOBSON: Bacteria pill for IBS helps fight the misery of bloating by soaking 'rotten egg gas'
As many as one in five Britons has this chronic gut disorder that can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children
Feeding problems due to sensory sensitivities common in children with constipation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Sensory Sensitivity Tied to Constipation in Young Children
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory characteristics that contribute to toileting behavioral difficulties, according to a study published online April 18 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Lauren M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pre-school children with chronic constipation ‘often picky eaters’
Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters
(Ann& Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) In the first study of its kind in the US, researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with toileting behaviors. These children are often picky eaters who might be overly sensitive to food textures, tastes, or odors. They also might have an exaggerated response to noises, bright lights, or other sensory stimuli. Findings were published in the Journal of Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA To Boston Scientific: Stop Selling Pelvic Mesh Tied To Injuries In Women
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh — Boston Scientific and Coloplast — to stop selling it immediately, saying the companies failed to show the mesh is safe for long-term use. Several other major manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, previously stopped making the mesh. The FDA action does not apply to surgical mesh used to treat ot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Boston Scientific FDA Source Type: news

BDSI expects $50 million in latest public offering
Following the announcement of the $30 million acquisition of U.S. commercialization rights to a Japanese drug, Raleigh's BDSI has priced its public offering – anticipating gross proceeds of $50 million. BioDelivery Sciences International, (Nasdaq: BDSI) recently announced the acquisition of exclusive U.S. commercial rights for Shionogi's Symproic – a drug which treats opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. T he rights will cost the company $20 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

BDSI announces public offering after paying $30M for drug rights
In a pair of announcements, Raleigh's BioDelivery Sciences International (Nasdaq: BDSI), announced the $30 million acquisition of exclusive U.S. commercialization rights to a Japanese drug. In the hours following that deal, BDSI also announced a public offering of its common stock. Made by Shionogi, the drug – called Symproic – treats opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. BDSI will pay Shionogi $20 million upfront and another $10 million on the six-month… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

US WorldMeds gets FDA greenlight for drug previously pulled for safety concerns
US WorldMeds LLC received final approval to reintroduce an irritable bowel syndrome drug that was pulled from the market in 2007 because of patient safety concerns. The Louisville special specialty pharmaceutical company said the Food and Drug Administration had given it final approval to market tegaserod, which is branded as Zelnorm, for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, or IBS-C, in women under 65. The approval was received thro ugh Sloan Pharma, S.a.r.l., a subsidiary… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Health Tip: Change Diet to Combat Constipation
-- Constipation typically is diagnosed when there are fewer than three bowel movements per week. Making changes to what you eat and drink can relieve constipation. And including fiber-rich food in your diet is a great starting point, says the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Change Diet to Combat Constipation
Title: Health Tip: Change Diet to Combat ConstipationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 5, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves the Reintroduction of Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in Women Under 65
LOUISVILLE, Ken., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- US WorldMeds has announced that Sloan Pharma, S.a.r.l., a subsidiary of US WorldMeds Holdings, LLC, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reintroduction of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - April 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Colon cancer misdiagnosis in younger adults is a concern, study suggests
Kim Newcomer was knowledgeable about colon cancer; her father was diagnosed with the disease at age 46, she said. So after returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2008, when she complained of constipation to her primary care physician, she was surprised that her doctor sent her home with laxatives instead of testing her for the cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor
Rectal pressure is a common symptom of a variety of problems, from constipation to ulcerative colitis. Learn more about the causes and possible treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Constipated pensioner's bowels nearly 'explode' from a build-up of faeces
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The unnamed patient, 80, from Taiwan, was found collapsed in his living room by family members. Doctors had to remove part of his bowel full of excrement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal
Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Management of Gastrointestinal Toxicities From Ixazomib: Tips to Curb Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Constipation
An oncology pharmacist discusses how to manage GI toxicities in multiple myeloma patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kevin H. Hall, PharmD, BCOP Source Type: news

Bifidobacterium Lactis NCC2818 in Chronic Constipation Bifidobacterium Lactis NCC2818 in Chronic Constipation
This study investigated changes in physiological and clinical measures of gut function in patients with chronic constipation following consumption of a specific strain of Bifidobacterium lactis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mother, 47, mistook her symptoms of bowel cancer for drinking too much COFFEE
Amanda Cunnington, from Bristol, became constipated and suffered from a consistently low mood but thought her diet or irritable bowel syndrome were to blame – the truth was more deadly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best juices for constipation?
Drinking juices can help relieve constipation due to their fiber, water, and nutrient content. In this article, we look at the best fruit juices for relieving constipation, why they work, and how to make them at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can prune juice help relieve constipation?
Constipation is a common problem that people can often treat at home by making dietary and lifestyle modifications. A popular home remedy for constipation is drinking prune juice. Learn whether prune juice is effective for treating constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best home remedies for baby constipation
Babies rarely experience constipation, but it can occur. The first treatment for baby constipation is to try home remedies, such as taking their rectal temperature or practicing light belly massage. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Constipation and pregnancy: What to know
Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Best supplements for constipation - 3p a day capsules to avoid painful stomach bloating
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to prevent constipation pain and stomach bloating. Add these cheap capsules to your daily diet to lower your risk of trapped wind and tummy aches. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 10 signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Cramping, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea characterize irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this article, we explore the reasons behind 10 common symptoms of IBS. We also look at other possible causes for these symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning: Does your poo feel like this? Hidden signs in your gut
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and may be caused by nerve damage in the brain. One of the most common warning signs of the neurodegenerative condition is constipation. You could have constipation, and be at risk of Parkinson’s disease, if your poo feels like this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Complications Can Gastrostomy Tubes Have?
Discussion Gastrostomy tubes (GT or GTubes) have been used to support patients for about a century. They are placed between the abdominal skin and the stomach either percutaneously or surgically. The tubes can be a standard long tube with either a bumper or inflatable balloon internally and externally they have a retention piece to hold the GT in place. A button or low profile tube are similar but extend just beyond the skin. Reasons for GT placement include: Nutritional support Hydration maintenance Medication management Aspiration avoidance Gastric stasis decompression Obstruction bypass Quality of life improvement for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

IBS and Chronic Constipation | Medscape IBS and Chronic Constipation | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation. Understand irritable bowel syndrome symptoms (IBS symptoms) and the clinical course of irritable bowel. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Man, 36, has his bowel removed after chronic constipation
The unnamed man, 36, from Sri Lanka, suffers from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B, which alters bowel movements and causes 'tumour-like growths' on his tongue (pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning: How many times do you poo in a week? Hidden signs in your gut
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time, and may be caused by nerve damage in the brain. One of the most common warning sing soft the neurodegenerative condition is constipation. This is how many times you should poo in a single week, or risk Parkinson’s disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does The Squatty Potty Work? Study Finds Toilet Stool Could Solve Bowel Issues
This study shows that these simple devices may help symptoms like constipation, bloating and incomplete emptiness and can help people have more comfortable and effective bowel movements.” Researchers say these toilet stools work because the body is meant to be in a squatting position for defecation but sitting on western-style toilets create a position that makes the process more difficult. The new findings could be a big help to the one in six Americans that experience constipation. “Bowel movements are difficult to talk about and not a lot of people want to bring up their constipation,” said Ohio State ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV Toilet Source Type: news

Potty Foot Stool May Help Your Constipation
After four weeks of using a toilet stool, 71 percent of the study participants had faster bowel movements and 90 percent reported less straining, according to the research published online recently in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Say This Popular Bathroom Accessory Really Does Help You Poop Better
Using a bathroom stool could help your stool, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Products like the Squatty Potty (which are known scientifically as “defecation postural modification devices,” or DPMDs) have in recent years gained a cult following for purportedly helping people relieve themselves in the most natural position: squatting. People can mimic a squat by simply placing their feet on a stool while using the toilet, raising their knees above their hips. Given their commercial success, curious scientists set out to see if DPMDs are actually good for you. &ldquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Foot Stools Move Human Stool Along
THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 -- A simple potty stool under your feet might help cure constipation, researchers say. " These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medical evidence to show... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Got Constipation? Here Is A Move That You May Want To Try
When moving your bowels seems like a feat, what should you do with your feet? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Study shows the best cure for constipation is changing the way you sit  with a footstool
A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says using a footstool while going to the bathroom creates faster bowel movements and less straining. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio State research finds toilet stool may solve common bowel issues
(MediaSource) One in six Americans experience constipation, but far fewer want to talk about it. However, avoiding the conversation with your doctor and ignoring issues in the bathroom can not only make you feel bad, but can lead to more serious health issues. Now, a new study finds the solution to these common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on a stool. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I Was Pregnant and in Crisis. All the Doctors and Nurses Saw Was an Incompetent Black Woman
The first dream for my imagined future self that I can recall starts with a sound. I was maybe 5 years old and I wanted to click-clack. The click-clack of high heels on a shiny, hard floor. I have a briefcase. I am walking purposefully, click-clack-click-clack. That is the entire dream. I dreamed of being competent. I have never felt more incompetent than when I was pregnant. I was four months or so pregnant, extremely uncomfortable, and at work when I started bleeding. When you are black woman, having a body is already complicated for workplace politics. Having a bleeding, distended body is especially egregious. I waited ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tressie McMillan Cottom Tags: Uncategorized black women Books health Pregnancy Source Type: news

Natural ways to prevent and avoid IBS
(Natural News) Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS, affects millions of people around the world. This condition, which often manifests itself as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea, is becoming increasingly common due to the prevalence of unhealthy diet choices. Fortunately, most cases of IBS don’t require medical intervention and can be easily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Prucalopride (Motegrity) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA OKs Prucalopride (Motegrity) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Prucalopride, a selective serotonin-4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist, enhances bowel motility by stimulating colonic peristalsis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

5-oxoETE triggers nociception in constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome through MAS-related G protein-coupled receptor D
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by chronic abdominal pain concurrent with altered bowel habit. Polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) metabolites are increased in abundance in IBS and are implicated in the alteration of sensation to mechanical stimuli, which is defined as visceral hypersensitivity. We sought to quantify PUFA metabolites in patients with IBS and evaluate their role in pain. Quantification of PUFA metabolites by mass spectrometry in colonic biopsies showed an increased abundance of 5-oxoeicosatetraenoic acid (5-oxoETE) only in biopsies taken from patients...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - December 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Bautzova, T., Hockley, J. R. F., Perez-Berezo, T., Pujo, J., Tranter, M. M., Desormeaux, C., Barbaro, M. R., Basso, L., Le Faouder, P., Rolland, C., Malapert, P., Moqrich, A., Eutamene, H., Denadai-Souza, A., Vergnolle, N., Smith, E. S. J., Hughes, D. I., Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news