Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 50: Constipation (continued)

KEY POINTS Interventions like dietary changes, fluid intake changes, bowel retraining regimen, massage, toilet posture, physical exercise, and relaxation exercises provide safe and low-cost options for most patients—at least in the early phases of management. All fibers are not similar in metabolic actions and efficacy in bowel health. All probiotics are not created equal in efficacy. Biofeedback is effective in pelvic floor dyssynergia. Constipation is a symptomatic disorder and not a single disease, per say. Experts do not always agree on what constipation…