Why It’s Important to Speak Up About Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

For the roughly 46 million Americans living with chronic constipation, finding relief can be a struggle.

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The Wonderful World of Your Microbiome

What you need to know about keeping your gut and vaginal microbiomes in balance.

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Chadwick Boseman’s Death From Colorectal Cancer Underscores an Alarming Increase in Cases Among Younger Adults as Well as Health Gaps for African Americans

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 following a four-year battle against colorectal cancer underscores two important public health concerns.

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How Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Taught Me to Advocate for Myself and Speak Up

Kati was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) after experiencing bloating, abdominal discomfort, and inability to have a complete bowel movement. Read her story.

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What Can You Do When Constipation Won't Go Away?

We've all suffered with constipation from time to time, but if you've been living with constipation symptoms that won't go away, you're not alone.

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Constipation and Menopause: Are You a No-Go?

Constipation may become a problem in menopause, and, yes, hormones may be to blame. So, what can you do about it?

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What You Need to Know About Constipation

If you're having a hard time going to the bathroom, you may be suffering from constipation. And you're not alone. Here are some tips to help you go more regularly.

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Constipation: An Exclusive Q&A

If you have fewer than three bowel movements a week, then you may have chronic constipation.

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Is Your Bowel Irritable?

Many suffer for years before getting an IBS diagnosis.

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Foods That Help Fight Constipation

Constipation can sometimes be caused by poor diet, so try these foods to increase your fiber and fluid intake and prevent or relieve constipation.

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10 Easy Ways to Banish Bloat

Belly bloat happens for many reasons—overeating, gulping air, eating too fast. Here are 10 ways to avoid belly bloat and discomfort.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common medical disorder that is characterized by chronic abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits. READ MORE

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

GERD is a condition in which stomach acids travel back into the esophagus abnormally, causing pain and discomfort, most commonly heartburn.Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the abnormal backflow of stomach acid up into the esophagus, the long, muscular tube that connects the back of the mouth to the stomach. The muscle at the border of the esophagus and stomach, called a sphincter, works as a barrier that is normally closed to prevent the contents of the stomach from washing up into the esophagus. It should open only when you swallow. READ MORE

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