<p><strong style="font-size: 13.0080003738403px; line-height: 1.538em;">What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?</strong></p><p>Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States. It is characterized by intermittent periods of constipation or diarrhea and often pain or bloating. After partly digested food leaves the stomach, it is moved through the small and then the large intestine by regular contractions (peristaltic motility) of the muscles in the intestinal wall. In IBS, these muscles may go into spasm and move residues either too quickly (causing diarrhea) or too slowly (causing constipation). IBS should not be confused with the more serious inflammatory bowel diseases.</p><p>There is no cure for IBS; however, it is often possible to relieve symptoms with a combination of diet and stress management. Medications are also sometimes helpful. IBS is more common in women than men, and symptoms m...
Welcome back! This is my 5 th shared post focusing on obesity and movement/exercise. In my last post I spoke about adding " Core Activation ", to your regular movement/exercises that you enjoy. I also identified 5 benefits of core activation. In this shared post I am going to be talking about how adding Core Activation to your regular movement patters can actually increase your functional stability and safety. Before I go into that I want to give you my definition of functional stability.
Functional Stability (definition) - the ability of the body to maintain postural equilibrium and support joints during an individuals everyday movements.
What this means for you, or any other person, is that you would be able to comfortably engage in your daily activity or exercises while maintaining balance, proper posture and maintaining your proper joint position. Functional Stability implies that a person who temporarily loses balance has the ability...
Small bowel resection is surgery to remove part or all of your small bowel. It is done when part of your small bowel is blocked or diseased.
The small bowel is also called the small intestine. Most digestion (breaking down and absorbing nutrients) of the food you eat takes place in the small intestine.
Small intestine surgery; Bowel resection - small intestine; Resection of part of the small intestine; Enterectomy
You will receive general anesthesia at the time of your surgery. This will make you asleep and pain-free.
If you have laparoscopic surgery:
You will have three to five small cuts in your lower belly. The surgeon will pass a camera and medical instruments through these cuts.
You may also have a cut of about 2 to 3 inches if your surgeon needs to put a hand inside your belly to feel the intestine or remove the diseased segment.
Your belly will be filled with gas to expand it. This m...
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