Digestive Health


Learn about constipation and its causes, symptoms, and treatments, including diet changes and other remedies.


Common Causes of Constipation

Constipation can be caused by many things, from certain medications to your diet. If you’re suffering, here are some things to avoid.

Does Cranberry Juice Help Constipation?

Question Asked by Yousaf Does Cranberry Juice Help Constipation? Answer According to Michael Murray in his book, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, constipation is most often caused by a low-fiber diet. It has also been established that inadequate fl...

Constipation, Profuse Sweating, Nausea = My Weekly Hell

Question Asked by skylined87 Constipation, Profuse Sweating, Nausea = My Weekly Hell I have been experiencing these symptoms for the past 2 years. I am currently taking methadone, and all of this kind of started about a year after I joined the clinic...

Can Constipation Cause Chest Pain?

Question Asked by Claire Can Constipation Cause Chest Pain? Can you tell me if constipation causes chest pain? Thanks. Answer Hi Claire, It’s possible your bowel is putting pressure on your diaphragm leading to chest pain or it could be related to ab...


Getting A Lesson About the Best Fiber to Eat for Digestive Health

As I write this, I’m eating a salad, complete with multiple types of lettuce, celery, carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and bleu cheese, with a smattering of extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Good for the heart, good for ...

When Constipation is the Enemy

Americans are notorious for spending outrageous amounts on laxatives and other remedies in their battle against chronic constipation. Product producers estimated that at least $725 million is expended yearly on the problem that plagues so many people...


Dealing with Constipation During Cancer

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint in the United States, affecting more than 4 million Americans and accounting for more than two million visits to the doctor each year. While the groups most often affected are women and adult...