Health Problems

Weak Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor muscles stretch from the tailbone to the pubic bone and are used to support the bowel, bladder, uterus and vagina. Weak pelvic floor refers to when these muscles are not as strong as they should be, resulting in several consequences such as urinary or bowel incontinence. Women are much more susceptible to weak […]

Health Problems

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly called IBS, is a chronic condition affecting the gastrointestinal system. It is also called spastic colon or colitis, irritable colon or mucus colitis. It may be greatly distressing. At least one in five Americans has some symptoms of IBS and this makes the condition one of the commonest diagnosed disorders in […]

Health Problems

Constipation in the Elderly

The elderly are five times more likely than younger adults to develop problems related to constipation. Causes of constipation in the elderly Some of the reasons for this propensity include poor diet, lack of adequate fluids in diet, lack of exercise, the use of certain drugs to treat other medical conditions, and poor bowel habits. […]

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Stomach bloating: When is it serious? Four major warning signs

Stomach bloating typically describes what happens when too much gas fills up a person’s gastrointestinal tract. People often report feeling like their belly is on the brink of busting. Poor gut health is complex and can have a wide-range of causes. While cutting out certain gassy foods may ease symptoms, bloating can also signify something […]

Personal Health

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Approximately 8% of middle school students and 17% of high school students have symptoms of IBS which is similar to the amount of adults who are affected. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that involves the muscles in the intestines. Normally these muscles tighten and release in a regular […]

Health Problems


Teens might not talk about it, but it’s a fact that everyone, once in a while, has trouble having a bowel movement or “BM” (pooping). The good news is that this usually isn’t a serious problem. What does it mean if you are “constipated”? A person who is constipated might: Have fewer BM’s each week […]