Health

Consumer Health: Dealing with constipation

Nearly everyone deals with constipation at one time or another. About 16 in 100 adults, and 33 in 100 adults over 60, have symptoms of constipation, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney ...

Medications

Elobixibat improves constipation in chronic kidney disease

For patients with moderate- to end-stage chronic kidney disease, elobixibat is associated with improvement in constipation and lipid metabolism, according to a study recently published in Frontiers in Medicine.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q&A: Pregnancy and prolapse concerns

I am seven months pregnant with my first child. My obstetrician said I have ureterocele. He also mentioned bladder prolapse. I am not having incontinence at the moment, but I have a lot of pain and always feel like I'm on ...

Health

Have constipation? Here are 4 treatments

Chronic constipation is incredibly common. Around one in four people worldwide report symptoms, while in Australia and New Zealand, it's around one in seven.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health Check: what causes constipation?

Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it's while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when you've let your diet go.

Pediatrics

Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters

In the first study of its kind in the U.S., researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with toileting behaviors. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study uncovers link between constipation and kidney disease

Researchers have discovered a link between constipation and poor kidney health. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), suggest that the diagnosis and management ...

Oncology & Cancer

Endoscopic evaluation advised in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

(HealthDay)—For elderly adults diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endoscopic evaluation may be recommended even in the absence of gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a letter to the editor published in the August ...

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