Therefore, she wants to talk about poo and constipation with you...
...and before you think "ah, you just need more fibre!", think again!
Grad your cuppa and have a listen - can you tell Lori and Allison are friends? hahaha.
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Allison Bryant is an exceptional physiotherapist and colleague in Brisbane, Australia and she graciously joins us to discuss contsipation. I have yet to meet many patients who are not, or haven't been, constipated at some point in their life.
The Rome III criteria for constipation is defined as the following:
C3. Functional Constipation
. Must include two or more of the following:
Straining during at least 25% of defecations
Lumpy or hard stools in at least 25% of defecations
Sensation of incomplete evacuation for at least 25% of defecations
Sensation of anorectal obstruction/blockage for at least 25% of defecations
Manual maneuvers to facilitate at least 25% of defecations (e.g., digital
evacuation, support of the pelvic floor)
Fewer than three defecations per week
. Loose stools are rarely present without the use of laxatives
. Insufficient criteria for irritable bowel syndrome
* Criteria fulfilled for the last months with symptom onset at least months prior to diagnosis
Not only do we discuss poo, dyssynergic defecation and rectal prolapses in this podcast, but she explains how constipation can affect overactive bladders. We even get into weigth lifting and weight belts!
She gives us great tips on physiotherapy conservative management and explains why fiber is not always a good thing for constipation.
A must listen!
The episdoes are available in iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud (click on the underlined word and you will be taken to where you need to be)
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