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 9, 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

Prucalopride OK'd for Chronic Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves serotonin-4 receptor agonist, to be sold as Motegrity (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Motegrity (prucalopride) for Adults with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC)
Cambridge, Mass.– December 17, 2018– Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Motegrity™ (prucalopride), a once-daily, oral treatment option for adults with... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 17, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug
The European Medicines Agency's committee recommended approval of the mu-opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults previously been treated with a laxative.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupressure is an effective, natural method for treating constipation
(Natural News) Constipation is a common health issue that is characterized by painful or infrequent bowel movements, typically less than three times a week. It can sometimes be linked to many other underlying health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Constipation is often treated with the use of medications and laxatives, but these can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kiwis can safely and naturally ease chronic constipation
(Natural News) The sweet and creamy kiwifruit has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its ability to promote proper digestion. This knowledge encouraged researchers to explore the fruit’s potential as a natural remedy for gastrointestinal problems such as chronic constipation, which affects more than 20 percent of the American population. Constipation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

27.11.18: Not intended for U.S. and UK Media
U.S. FDA approves Larotrectinib, the first TRK inhibitor, for patients with advanced solid tumors harboring an NTRK gene fusionFirst treatment with a tumor-agnostic indication at the time of initial FDA approval / Larotrectinib approved under the brand name Vitrakvi® / 75% overall response rate (ORR) (95% CI, 61%, 85%) [22% complete response (CR) and 53% partial response (PR)] across various solid tumors in adults and children / Adverse events (AEs) of any grade observed in more than 20 percent of patients, regardless of attribution, included increased ALT (45%), increased AST (45%), anemia (42%), fatigue (37%), nausea...
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves Larotrectinib, the first TRK inhibitor, for patients with advanced solid tumors harboring an NTRK gene fusion (for specialized target groups only)
First treatment with a tumor-agnostic indication at the time of initial FDA approval / Larotrectinib approved under the brand name Vitrakvi ® / 75% overall response rate (ORR) (95% CI, 61%, 85%) [22% complete response (CR) and 53% partial response (PR)] across various solid tumors in adults and children / Adverse events (AEs) of any grade observed in more than 20 percent of patients, regardless of attribution, included increased ALT (4 5%), increased AST (45%), anemia (42%), fatigue (37%), nausea (29%), dizziness (28%), cough (26%), vomiting (26%), constipation (23%), and diarrhea (22%) (Source: Bayer Company News)
Source: Bayer Company News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best supplements for digestion: Take this vitamin to improve digestive health naturally
BEST supplements for digestion: Digestive problems can cause a number of uncomfortable feelings in the body, including bloating and constipation. But taking a certain vitamin supplement could help improve your digestive health naturally. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Milk of magnesia: What you need to know
Milk of magnesia is a common over-the-counter medication for constipation relief. Learn about the uses, dosage, risks, and interactions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

12 Foods to Eat to Relieve Constipation
Title: 12 Foods to Eat to Relieve ConstipationCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 21, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Study: Children with IBS found to be deficient in vitamin D
(Natural News) As many as one in six children suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its uncomfortable symptoms, including cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. However, it appears that many children with IBS are also deficient in vitamin D. A study published in PLOS ONE revealed that more than 90 percent of children with IBS... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Truly a superfood: Aloe vera treats constipation
(Natural News) Constipation is a gastrointestinal condition characterized by difficulty in bowel movement or having fewer bowel movements on average, typically less than three in a single week. It can occur due to a wide variety of reasons, including a lack of fiber or fluid intake, old age or additional health problems. Fortunately, it can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hailed as the "king of medicines," the myrobalan supports optimum digestive health
(Natural News) The myrobalan (Terminalia chebula), which is also known as the “King of Medicines,” is a fruit that has many health benefits. In Ayurvedic medicine, myrobalan is used to treat various health complaints, such as asthma, constipation, and mouth ulcers. However, according to a study, myrobalan’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties can also be used to treat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treatment for opioid-induced constipation
Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes opioid-induced constipation (OIC)?
Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is opioid-induced constipation?
Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 -- Recommendations for medical management of opioid-induced constipation include laxatives as first-line agents, according to a guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published online Oct. 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Home-based biofeedback therapy is effective option for tough-to-treat constipation
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Biofeedback therapy used at home is about 70 percent effective at helping patients learn how to coordinate and relax bowel muscles and relieve one of the most difficult-to-treat types of constipation, investigators report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tegaserod, Prucalopride Win FDA Panel's Backing for Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- Both drugs sail through advisory committee meeting by wide margins (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
An FDA panel unanimously recommended prucalopride oral tablets for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Shire ’s Prucalopride (SHP555) for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Cambridge, Mass. – October 18, 2018 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee voted unanimously (10 to 0) that the risk-benefit profile of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - October 18, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical management of opioid-induced constipation differs from other forms of condition
(American Gastroenterological Association) Traditional laxatives are recommended as first-line agents to treat patients with a confirmed diagnosis of opioid-induced constipation, according to a new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association. If an adequate trial of laxatives results in suboptimal symptom control, the guidelines recommend peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) drugs, namely naldemedine, naloxegol and methylnatrexone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Zelnorm Make a Comeback? Will Resolor Finally Reach the U.S.?
(MedPage Today) -- FDA panel to consider two constipation drugs with backstories (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Severe Constipation Tied to Faster Progression in Parkinson's Severe Constipation Tied to Faster Progression in Parkinson's
About one third of patients with Parkinson's have constipation at diagnosis. For those who do, constipation severity at baseline predicts faster disease progression, a studyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Swallowing a vibrating capsule could relieve constipation by stimulating stomach contractions
Researchers from Augusta University, Georgia, found that taking the capsule just five times a week doubles the number of bowel movements a constipation sufferer has versus placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Swallowing a vibrating capsule could relieve constipation by stimulating stomach contractions
Researchers from Augusta University, Georgia, found that taking the capsule just five times a week doubles the number of bowel movements a constipation sufferer has versus placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home remedies for hypothyroidism
(Natural News) When a person has hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid, it means their thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. This condition can bring about symptoms like weight gain, constipation, and even depression. A patient with a severe case of hypothyroidism may have to take synthetic hormones to replace the ones that their thyroid can’t produce. However, these synthetic hormones may have negative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about constipation after surgery
Many people experience constipation after surgery. With gentle treatment methods, the symptoms should resolve within a few days. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news