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    Understanding Constipation

    Constipation means infrequent or difficult bowel movements. It often occurs when digested food moves too slowly through the digestive tract. As a result, the body removes (absorbs) too much water from the stools, causing them to become hard, dry and difficult to pass.

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel).  

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    Constipation - Selecting your Laxative

    Constipation can happen when your stool moves too slowly through your colon, causing it to become dry and hard. When you have constipation, you want relief. Laxatives generally relieve constipation by increasing the frequency of bowel movements. In this animation you will learn about the mode of actions for three different types of laxatives Osmotic, Stimulant and Bulk-Forming.

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    Constipation with Dr. David Armstrong

    At the 2012 CDHF Digestive Health Public Education Forum, Dr. David Armstrong gave an interesting and educational presentation on Constipation to a capacity crowd.

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel).  

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Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health

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