Women and constipation

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 20, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Constipation is a common problem, affecting over 40 million people in the U.S. Bloating, abdominal pain, difficulty passing a bowel movement, and having infrequent or hard stools are the most common signs of constipation. Despite its uncomfortable symptoms, many people don’t tell their physicians about it due to embarrassment.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Constipation

Clearing the misconceptions of colonoscopy

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The American Cancer Society predicts well over 100,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone. Of those individuals, about 50,000 will die. Experts know that the best way to prevent colon cancer is by getting your recommended colonoscopy. Unfortunately, some misinformation about this procedure keeps many from getting the screening done when they should.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, Constipation, Colon health

Dealing with constipation

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Most people don’t like to talk about constipation. Though this health condition can be embarrassing, any changes in your bowel habits should be discussed with your physician. Healthy digestion is one indicator of your overall health, so anything out of the ordinary should be evaluated.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, Constipation

5 ways to treat and curb excessive gas

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Gas can affect individuals in many ways, whether it be in the form of belching, bloating, or flatulence. Though experiencing gas is normal, suffering from excessive gas can be uncomfortable. In most cases, gas is caused by eating combinations of certain foods, but gas can also be caused by health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, or even colon cancer.

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Topics: Nutrition, Gastrointestinal, Constipation

3 common causes of constipation

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Constipation can make you feel bloated, gassy, and uncomfortable. Constipation is usually described as having fewer than three bowel movements per week, but could also mean that your stools are small and hard, and that you may have to strain yourself during bowel movements. As uncomfortable as constipation can be, you may be able to prevent the condition by knowing about the types of lifestyle habits and health problems that can lead to constipation.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, Constipation