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What Foods Cause Bowel Leakage? Dietary Considerations for Fecal Incontinence

What Foods Cause Bowel Leakage? Dietary Considerations for Fecal Incontinence

By: Physicians Alliance of Connecticut Fecal incontinence isn’t always easy to talk about. However, research shows you’re not alone if you suffer from this condition. The American College of Gastroenterology reports more than 5 million Americans experience fecal incontinence. Also known as bowel leakage, fecal incontinence can impact the quality of life and becomes more common… Read More

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Is Female Incontinence Just a Normal Part of Aging? 5 Common Misconceptions About Incontinence

Is Female Incontinence a Normal Part of Aging?

Although it can be embarrassing to talk about, urinary incontinence is a common problem among women. Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control causing urine leakage. While it can happen to anyone, it affects twice as many women as men because of health events such as pregnancy and childbirth that may affect the urinary… Read More

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Here’s What Patients Can Expect During Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery, from Preparation to Recovery

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While it may not be the most pleasant topic to talk about, hemorrhoids are a common health condition that affects about 1 in 20 Americans. In fact, approximately half of adults fifty and older have hemorrhoids. If you have hemorrhoids, you may be wondering whether or not you need to have them removed.

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Functional Fecal Incontinence: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

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We’ve all had moments of discomfort associated with our bowel movements. Sometimes, the urge to defecate hits, and we simply can’t make it to the toilet in time. This isn’t uncommon, especially if we’re ill and have a related condition such as diarrhea or constipation. In fact, doctors estimate that 1 in every 3 people… Read More

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9 Foods to Improve Gut Health and Others to Avoid

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Did you know that improving your gut health can improve your overall wellbeing? The term ‘gut health’ refers to the function and balance of bacteria located in the gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines). A healthy gut can help influence a stronger immune system and improve your heart, brain, and digestive health. Fortunately,… Read More

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40 is the New 50: What New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for You

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40 is the New 50: What New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean to You Colon cancer screening is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle and can be lifesaving. Colorectal cancer, worldwide, is the second leading cause of cancer death, according to Cancer.Net. There is no one-size-fits-all rule when it comes to health screenings;… Read More

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