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05 January, 2013

I started this blog back in June 2012 and then forgot about it. I found it and finished tonight (January 5th 2013). Enjoy!

sue croft physiotherapist blog

image photo : Stamp with Elvis Presley

Nothing causes more misery in people’s lives than bowel problems. Whether it be constipation, incomplete evacuation, faecal incontinence, sneaky gas, rectal prolapse, haemorrhoids, pain from anal fissures or proctalgia fujax – and sadly, some people can have some or all of these conditions. One of the more famous people who reportedly suffered with major constipation was Elvis – his personal physician writing in his book that he had obviously a huge redundant bowel, that he sometimes soiled when performing and claimed he in fact died of constipation. It’s quite difficult to chat to people about your bowel problems – it’s just too much information even for your closest loved ones. So I thought I’d devote a whole blog to bowels.

I’ve said it before that for many kids, toilet training for ‘poo poos’ means being plonked on a potty with Mum and/or Dad making lots of grunting noises. Not a lot of science.

There are 3 key elements to effective evacuation: Firstly…

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One Comment
  1. shirley Owen permalink

    Dear Sue I believe Martin Luther King also suffered greatly with constipation

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