Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is a common problem that we treat. It is often cause by overactivity and poor pelvic floor and abdominal strength.

Common symptoms of constipation include: Feeling like you have not fully emptied your bowels in more than 25% of bowel movements. A feeling of obstruction in more than 25% of bowel movements Having to use manual manoeuvres to empty your bowels in more than 25% of bowel movements Less than 3 bowel movements per week Lack of loose stools, and there are no symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

There are many causes of constipation including:
- Insufficient levels of fibre
- Insufficient levels of physical activity
- Certain medications
- Intake of dairy
- Dehydration
- Use of laxatives
- Travelling
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pregnancy
- Menstruation
- Colorectal issues
- Issues with your intestines.

There are many ways to treating constipation. These treatments can include making changes to your diet and exercise, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, and designing and using a scheduled toilet system. If you experience any of the above, please give us a call to see one of our physiotherapists on 015253440 or you can book online at physiohub.ie

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