The relationship between constipation and the prostate is kind of like the old chicken and egg conundrum. The egg: Constipation, aka the build-up of feces in the intestine (also called the bowel), can put pressure on the bladder and the prostate, which can cause symptoms resembling those associated with an enlarged prostate.
The chicken: an enlarged prostate can put pressure on the rectum and cause constipation. But wait, there’s more…
Golden agers are often bothered by minor problems such as insomnia, aches and pains from osteoarthritis and rheumatisms, fatigue, pins and needles and/or cold extremities.
Although these ailments may not be indicative of a disease process, they are annoying if not out right painful and interfere with quality of life. There are many over-the-counter natural remedies that might be of interest to help make life a little more pleasant.
According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, there are 20 million Canadians who suffer from some form of digestive disorder – that’s two out of every three people.1 Whether you’re a chronic or situational sufferer, your worst travel nightmare is having a well-earned vacation ruined by an unreliable gut.
An estimated 10 million international travelers get traveler’s diarrhea each year.2 But that doesn’t mean you need to let a bad case of constipation, gas, heartburn or Tourista get your gut in a twist. A bit of planning before your trip and safe practices during will ensure you spend more time relaxing and less time in the bathroom.