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The Gut Brain connection - gastrocolic reflex

The Gut-Brain Connection | Part 2 : Gastrocolic Reflex

Welcome to the next part of ‘The Gut Brain Connection Series’ here I want to go into details about what triggers bowel movements and why some people have IBS-D and why some have IBS-C. I have mentioned before serotonin plays a major role in gut motility, but what does serotonin do exactly, to make our bowels work they […]

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Chronic Constipation & Depression

Chronic Constipation & Depression

Living with chronic constipation is hard, both physically and mentally. It is embarrassing to talk about as it is often a source for crude jokes, whereas its counterpart, diarrhoea is more commonly sympathised, due to its link with food poisoning. Constipation is a result (or symptom) of an underlying problem. Such as, colonic inertia, IBS, crohns disease, celiac […]

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Day #2

Day #2

So today I went back to the hospital to take my Sitz marker pill (test) and also had a saline enema, as I was feeling uncomfortable, and I wasn’t able to take any laxatives until after monday, which is when I will have the X-rays. But feel much better now. I will cheek back in on […]

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Day #1

Day #1

Hello everyone! As you may know I have Colonic Inertia and have been living with this for about 28years (from birth). However in the last year I have developed many food intolerance’s such as gluten, dairy and meat. Last year I went to the hospital complaint of pain in my abdomen feeling bloated and experiencing

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