Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com. CONSTIPATION AND CHILDREN In the last few blogs we have talked a lot about constipation, including diet and fiber intake. We have also discussed concerns with using Miralax, especially with children. There are other specifics regarding children and constipation that we want to address here. For instance, In regard…

Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com. NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO MIRALAX Miralax is an Over-the-Counter (OTC) laxative mixture that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to eliminate bowel matter more easily. Miralax’s active ingredient is polyethylene glycol 3350 and it is used to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements.  Miralax’s active ingredient (polyethylene glycol…

Let’s Talk Constipation and Fiber

Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com. Let’s Talk Constipation and Fiber When discussing constipation you also often hear fiber mentioned as well. This is because fiber is responsible for bulking up or softening stools to make easier to eliminate. Therefore for a healthy balance in bowel health, it is important to eat high fiber foods…

Let’s Talk Constipation . . .

Image(s) used under license from Shutterstock.com. Let’s Talk Constipation . . . We have talked quite a bit so far about incontinence, but let’s change gears and discuss another taboo topic here . . . constipation. Occasional constipation is common, however some people experience chronic constipation. This affects their ability to perform daily activities. It…

TIPS FOR DOING KEGELS So you understand the “why” behind doing Kegels and the importance of doing them. And now you are attempting Kegel exercises, but still have lots of questions. You may be asking yourself things such as:  am I doing them right? how do I know if they are working? when do I…

ARE KEGELS ALWAYS THE ANSWER? In the pelvic floor education world we talk so much about doing Kegels to help with urinary incontinence, how to do them correctly and what devices can help one engage these muscles correctly. Believe it or not, though, there are times when Kegel exercises might not be the answer for…

Stuck In Line with No Way To Go!

Are you stuck in line? No bathroom nearby, but you really gotta go! Try some urge suppression techniques. 1. Try doing some small kegels. The key is to make sure these are small. Large kegels can make the urge worse. For more information on how to do kegels correctly, see the blog at www.theperfectpelvis.com 2….

Do you have a scar? Scars can be a constant reminder of past injuries- and can be a great conversation starter. (Let me tell you about the time I fought off a shark and won!) However, some scars can actually be a source of pain. How can they cause problems? Imagine for a second that…

It hurts when you sit. In fact, the pain can be excruciating. Sometimes intercourse is painful, and it’s not something you want to do anymore. It can be hard to go to work everyday and get your job done because you have to sit there and answer the phone or be on the computer all…

Coffee...Tea...Pop...Chocolate

Coffee…tea…pop…chocolate. Any guesses what they have in common?… They are all bladder irritants. And for some people, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and tomatoes are also irritants. So you may notice that after ingesting these things, you have to go to the bathroom more often. Does this mean that if you have a cup of joe every…

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