This week we’re talk about constipation and sharing some tips to help counter it. After the holidays, different schedules, foods, and travel plans can alter our digestion and may lead to constipation.
What is Constipation:
Several factors are taken into consideration when doctors diagnose a person with constipation. Frequency of bowel movements, stool consistency, difficulty of passing stool, feeling of blockage, etc. are all taken into consideration. If you are interested how your symptoms line up with the criteria, see the link here.
Constipation can be caused from different sources including, but not limited to, lack of exercise, poor diet, tightness in certain muscles, certain medications, pregnancy, and certain GI or neurological diseases.
What can you do to help get your bowels moving better:
If you struggle with constipation, please contact us to set up a session so we can help you get things moving better.
Written by Andrea Barberio, PT, DPT
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