constipation

What do the experts do to keep their bowels healthy? We asked, and their answers are... enlightening.
Flying's all fun and games until someone can't go to the bathroom.
Constipation cost the NHS £162m in 2017-18. Experts explain why you shouldn't ignore bowel pain and what symptoms to look out for.
Everyone is confused about the symptoms – here's what to look for.
Research shows there's a strong link between our digestion and our mind, so it makes sense that holiday stresses - last-minute passport hunts and rushing to catch the plane - can play havoc with our gut.
Having a strong, healthy bowel means you won't feel bloated or sluggish, so you're free to focus on your plans. All it takes are some simple changes like making sure you drink plenty of water. Reducing heavily processed, salty and sugary food can also help keep bowels regular and reduce bloating.
So while these miracle diets can seem enticing - promising speedy weight loss, glowing skin and numerous other health benefits - they're not made to last, and any 'positive' effects can soon disappear when you fall back into your normal habits
'There is this unexpected infection in the neurons in the colon wall after herpes infection.'
Scientists have found a surprising link between constipation and herpes in a new study involving mice. Researchers from Yale
It's no surprise that we're often unwilling to talk about our bowels, but if we were more open about the number of trips we take to the bathroom or spoke freely about changes in colour, odour, and texture then it could be truly life changing. Important health issues could be diagnosed and addressed much sooner.