Constipation in Adults
Constipation (Adults) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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Constipation - Mayo Clinic patient education video series
Constipation: Causes and Symptoms - Mayo Clinic - YouTube http://buff.ly/1pUrfdVConstipation: Dietary and Behavior Modifications - Mayo Clinic - YouTube http://buff.ly/Sq8lNvConstipation: Lifestyle Modifications - Mayo Clinic - YouTube http://buff.ly/1pUrsO9Constipation and the Colon - Mayo Clinic - YouTube http://buff.ly/Sq8pg8 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - June 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Gastroenterology Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

9 Causes of Constipation
Constipation can be a symptom of colon cancer, so if you regularly experience constipation, talk to your doctor right away. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - June 18, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

FDA Panel Debates CV Safety of Opioid Constipation Drugs FDA Panel Debates CV Safety of Opioid Constipation Drugs
An FDA advisory committee agreed that cardiovascular outcomes trials aren't necessary for an emerging class of drugs that decrease the gastrointestinal adverse effects of opioids without reducing analgesia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cheers – to new beginnings, bright colours and a bright future! – Michelle’s Story
I will start at the beginning as some of you may relate to symptoms I have experienced. 2 years ago, my periods were starting to get heavier and longer. This was very unusual for me, I was always like clockwork. It started to effect me emotionally and physically. I had the usual referral to the gynaecology dept and it was confirmed that I had fibroids. I didn’t really know much about these and no one really offered any comforting information, other than they should shrink over time. I wasn’t really convinced by the “should”. I was offered the Mirena Coil to stop my bleeding because that was the pri...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 13, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids mirena coil vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

FDA panel advises against large opioid-constipation drug safety trials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Thursday that the agency not require large cardiovascular safety trials for a class of drugs used to treat opioid-induced chronic constipation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thursday consumer health tips
Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious? Labor and delivery: Pain medications Lead poisoning Try these quick, fun breakfast options Over-the-counter laxatives for constipation: Use with caution (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Q&A: The Slow Lane
Why do medicines with codeine tend to cause constipation? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Constipation Codeine Source Type: news

‘Elimination Diets’ Could Do More Harm Than Good
BOSTON (CBS) — The newest diet craze is about looking and feeling better. When new mom Jessica Lee Anderson decided to go on a diet, it wasn’t all about losing the post-baby weight. “I ate a lot of processed food, I ate a lot of fast food and I had just gotten so tired,” she said. “I wasn’t feeling very well.” So Jessica decided on her own, to eliminate a bunch of food from her diet, like wheat, eggs, nuts, and most processed foods. “Eliminating certain things in the diet had helped other individuals so I figured, what the heck, let’s give it a chance,” she said. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kckatzman Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen CBS Boston Dr. Mallika Marshall Elimination Diets Source Type: news

What You Should Know About Colon Cancer
Colon cancer symptoms can run the gamut from local, such as blood in the stool and constipation, to systemic, such as weight loss and fatigue. Learn about the many different colon cancer symptoms and what you can do to take control of your health if you think you are experiencing them. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - June 6, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Over-the-counter laxatives for constipation: Use with caution
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naloxegol Reduces Opioid-Induced Constipation Naloxegol Reduces Opioid-Induced Constipation
A new study shows naloxegol, a member of a class of agents that decreases gastrointestinal adverse effects without affecting analgesia, increases bowel movements. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Naloxegol Shows Promise for Opioid-Induced Constipation (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM An investigational drug reduces constipation among patients taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to two phase-III, industry-funded studies reported in the New … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 5, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid-induced Constipation Among Patients With Chronic Non-Cancer...
Patients treated with opioids for non-cancer pain commonly endure constipation symptoms that limit their work productivity and overall HRQL while adhering to treatments that provide little relief.(PRWeb June 03, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11909219.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 4, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Methylnaltrexone for Opioid-Induced Constipation in ChildrenMethylnaltrexone for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Children
Is methylnaltrexone an effective treatment option for children with opioid induced constipation? Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Cabbage: natural medicine for cancer, diabetes and more
(NaturalNews) The robust and abundant cabbage, which is closely related to other leafy green vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, has a long history as both a food and medicine. For example, the Ancient Greeks would routinely prescribe cabbage or cabbage juice to treat constipation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE issues care quality standard on constipation
A quality standard for constipation in children and young people has been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - May 22, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Helping children with constipation avoid A&E
The standard sets out six statements designed to help reduce emergency admissions and progression of symptoms, as well as prevent recurrence. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 19, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Pregnancy constipation: Are stool softeners safe?
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Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE: Keeping kids with constipation out of A&E
Guidance on helping children with idiopathic constipation to avoid A&E has been released by the NICE Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 14, 2014 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Children ' s health Baby Care Lifestyle Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Stephen Sutton admits to 'anger' over doctors misdiagnosing his condition
Teenager was initially diagnosed as suffering from constipation when in fact he had bowel cancer (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DDW Roundup: Constipation, Celiac Disease, Gastroparesis
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- A vibrating capsule passed a preliminary clinical study as a treatment for chronic constipation, while an investigational agent improved symptoms of celiac disease. In other news from Digestive Disease Week, a ghrelin agonist showed promise in diabetic gastroparesis. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Would you take a VIBRATING pill for constipation?
The capsule, which has been trialled by researchers at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, can double the number of spontaneous bowel movements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vibrating capsule shows promising results in treating chronic constipation: Non-pharmacological therapy
An oral capsule that vibrates as it moves through the digestive tract has shown notable promise as a non-pharmacological treatment for constipation, according to new research. The capsule, which houses a small engine inside, is programmed to begin vibrating six to eight hours after swallowing. The vibrations (mechanical stimulations) cause contractions in the intestine, which help move stool through the digestive tract. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study
But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Constipation, GERD, Over-the-Counter Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased prevalence of GI symptoms among children with autism, study confirms
Children with autism spectrum disorder are more than four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal (GI) complaints compared with peers, are more than three times as prone to experience constipation and diarrhea than peers, and complain twice as much about abdominal pain compared to peers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study confirms increased prevalence of GI symptoms among children with autism
(Emory Health Sciences) A new study indicates that children with autism spectrum disorder are more than four times more likely to experience general gastrointestinal (GI) complaints compared with peers, are more than three times as prone to experience constipation and diarrhea than peers, and complain twice as much about abdominal pain compared to peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Make the diagnosis, Sherlock!
  3.5 out of 5 stars Case 12-2014: A 59-Year-Old Man with Fatigue, Abdominal Pain, Anemia, and Abnormal Liver Function. Friedman LS et al. N Engl J Med 2014 Apr 17;370:1542-1550. Reference – no abstract available This is from the long-running series “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital.” A 59-year-old man presents to an outpatient clinic with abdominal pain, dysgeusia, constipation, nausea, a new microcytic anemia with basophilic stippling, and behavioral changes. Hepatic transaminases were elevated. Symptoms increased markedly over the next several days. The following are key question...
Source: The Poison Review - April 29, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical basophilic stippling case records of the massachusetts general hospital lead toxicity new england journal of medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: If Your Child Is Constipated
Signs the youngster should see a doctor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Constipation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated
Title: Health Tip: If Your Child is ConstipatedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - April 18, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy, it’s not all bad .. honest! – Sarah’s Story
I was told I needed a hysterectomy 2 years ago but I felt scared and concerned about how I would cope being a single mum – also how it would affect me as a woman, so instead I opted, against my consultants wishes for an ablation.  As he predicted, things did not improve and after much procrastination on my part, I was booked in for a vaginal hysterectomy and repair on the Tuesday 18th of March. My time leading up to the op was spent trying to organise my work load (I am self employed, single mum), stock the freezer and try to be as organised as possible for my recovery.  I read endless posts and stories and...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 11, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Bowel Irregularity Blues
Image © Vincent Giordano/Dreamstime Stock Photos I have a relative who thinks that his bowels should move daily like clockwork. If he has not had a bowel movement in two days, he'll raid the pharmacy for laxatives, softeners, and anything else to help keep his bowels "on track" and avoid constipation. Fact is, most of us are probably not that regular (or obsessive)....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - March 30, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Drug strengthens analgesic effect of opioids without increasing constipation
Scientists have developed a new drug that multiplies the analgesic effect of opioids (drugs for treating intense pain), without increasing constipation, one of the most common side-effects of these drugs, among which is morphine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Defective gene could suggest a genetic basis for IBS
A joint team of researchers from Sweden, Italy, Greece and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota claim to have unearthed a clue to a genetic basis for irritable bowel syndrome.Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder that affects about 15-20% of the Western world. In some countries, such as Sweden, IBS is the second highest cause of work absenteeism, after common colds.Symptoms of IBS include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

Genetic clue to irritable bowel syndrome found
Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. Researchers estimate that approximately 15 to 20 percent of the Western world has IBS. It is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Most patients with the disorder commonly experience symptoms of cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statins side effects are minimal, study argues
ConclusionThis meta-analysis pooled results from 29 studies and has shown a very small increased risk of newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. This is the same as the decreased risk of any cause of death in people taking statins, compared to placebo, to prevent a heart attack or stroke.The researchers point out some limitations to the meta-analysis: Each study did not report on all of the side effects, meaning that for each category of side effect, the number of participants differed. The side effect categories were only included if at least 500 people had reported suffering from it. This means there may be numerous other si...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

DGAP-News: Sucampo Receives Notice that Second Indication for AMITIZA for Opioid-Induced Constipation Is Not Approved by Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in U.K.
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sucampo Receives Notice that Second Indication for AMITIZA for Opioid-Induced Constipation Is Not Approved by Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in U.K.
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Linaclotide for the Management of IBS With ConstipationLinaclotide for the Management of IBS With Constipation
Are there any particularly effective drugs on the market to treat constipation that presents in patients with IBS? This new study describes. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New constipation treatment under study for Parkinson's patients
Constipation can be another uncomfortable problem for patients with Parkinson's disease that standard treatment won't relieve, researchers say. "Constipation in Parkinson's is very prevalent," said Dr. John C. Morgan, neurologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and Director of the National Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence at Georgia Regents Medical Center. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Probiotics Cut Infants' Digestive Woes
(MedPage Today) -- Preventive use of probiotics reduced crying, vomiting, constipation, and healthcare-related costs among infants in a placebo-controlled trial, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New constipation treatment under study for Parkinson's patients
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) Constipation can be another uncomfortable problem for patients with Parkinson's disease that standard treatment won't relieve, researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Iron Therapy?
Discussion Anemia is a common problem in pediatrics with an estimated 25% of school age children worldwide being anemic. It can cause cognitive and developmental problems along with impaired immunity. It is defined as “a lower than normal value for the related measurements of hemoglobin, hematocrit, and number of red blood cells”, usually 2 standard deviations below the normal for age. Normal hematological values change with age. The most common type of anemia in childhood is iron deficiency commonly caused by inadequate stores (e.g. premature infant), inadequate intake (e.g. poor nutrition) or blood loss (e.g....
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 3, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Infant constipation: How is it treated?
Worried about infant constipation? A Mayo Clinic specialist explains how to treat it. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipation
Definition of constipation. Colon Cancer. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 27, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Is There One Best Cancer Diet if I'm Having...
The best cancer diet to follow if you are in cancer treatment is one that will help you meet your nutrition needs and address symptoms and side effects of treatment, such as nausea, poor appetite, fatigue, changes in taste and smell, sore mouth and throat, weight loss, weight gain, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, and anemia. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 26, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Long-held secret of bowel movement now understood, leads to improved nutrient absorption
A research team has found a segmentation motion occurs when not one but two sets of pacemakers interact with each other to create a specific rhythm. Then they work together with nerves and muscle to generate the movement that allows for nutrient absorption inside the human digestive system. The discovery is important as it gives direction for development of drugs or nutrients which will combat disorders when people have diarrhea, constipation, bloating or malabsorption of nutrients from food. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotics and colic
A study recently published in Italy found that feeding infants formula or breast milk that contained probiotics could help ease colic. The good bacteria in probiotics were found to help reduce crying time, constipation and spitting up. Bruno Chumpitazi, M.D., discusses the Italian study and the benefits of probiotics for infants..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - February 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

What Type of Diet Is Best for Constipation...
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Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 22, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Constipation, sunburn and a SPOT on the chin: The ridiculous list of complaints from patients who are clogging up our A&Es with repeated visits
Hospitals are being inundated with patients with silly ailments such as constipation, sunburn and a spot on the chin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news