Items Tagged ‘constipation’

Signs your digestive tract is unhealthy

August 7, 2019

Signs your digestive tract is unhealthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Regular bowel movements are the top indicator of a healthy digestive tract. While every person is different, having a bowel movement daily or several times a week is typical. Abnormal bowel habits may indicate an underlying health condition. Although it can feel awkward, don’t be embarrassed to speak with your doctor if you think you […]

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Tags: anal fissures, colon cancer, constipation, fecal impaction, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases


Five ways your pharmacist can help you stay healthy

January 11, 2017

Five ways your pharmacist can help you stay healthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Pharmacists do more than dispense pills. They are an important, but often under-utilized, part of your healthcare team. In honor of National Pharmacist Day on January 12, here are five ways your pharmacist can help support your health and well-being: 1. See the big picture. You may be taking drugs prescribed by more than one […]

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Tags: constipation, cough syrup, decongestant, drowsiness, drugs, heartburn, National Pharmacist Day, over-the-counter medications, pharmacist, pharmacy, pills, prescription


To reduce pain of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, focus on the now

June 7, 2016

To reduce pain of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, focus on the now

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

Mindfulness is everywhere these days, backed by science and shown to be helpful in lowering your blood pressure and beating back depression, decreasing your anxiety and increasing attention and focus, even fostering what scientists describe politely as less “emotional reactivity” and the rest of us would call fighting with your significant other. It’s something anyone […]

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Tags: Anxiety, blood pressure, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, depression, diarrhea, emotional reactivity, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, mindfulness, mindfulness research, stress