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Are You "Regular"?

Are You "Regular"?

There are many health topics that aren't exactly considered "polite" conversation — things like spitting and sweating. One subject, not often discussed but a health indicator nonetheless, is regularity. If there is enough fiber in your diet, this might be a non-issue for you, but if your digestive health is at all funky this is something you pay attention to. With IBS and abdominal bloating, being popular topics here at FitSugar, I thought I would just cut to the chase and ask a basic question . . .

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teacherturtle1 teacherturtle1 7 years
i'd recommend hydro therapy.. a colonici hear it is good when you go to at least 3 sessions.fiber won't help if you are already impacted with waste, rather fiber helps maintain the pipes clean.
teacherturtle1 teacherturtle1 7 years
i'd recommend hydro therapy.. a colonic i hear it is good when you go to at least 3 sessions. fiber won't help if you are already impacted with waste, rather fiber helps maintain the pipes clean.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
I think coffee helps me a lot. When I stop drinking my one cup in the morning it takes about a week for me to visit the bathroom daily again...probably not good this dependence.
missyd missyd 7 years
my eating disorder messes up my regularity in a HUGE way....as in I can go a week without going. Then I end up having to take laxatives to help :(
xojennifer xojennifer 7 years
ahh, I think im as irregular as it gets.and thats ever since I was a baby *shrug*when I was a kid, the doctor made my parents put me on some kind of diet, and it didnt change anything.and well now I live on my own, I eat healthy, drink pleeenty of water.. and nothing has changed.but im strong and healthy, so I don't bother anymore.
xojennifer xojennifer 7 years
ahh, I think im as irregular as it gets. and thats ever since I was a baby *shrug* when I was a kid, the doctor made my parents put me on some kind of diet, and it didnt change anything. and well now I live on my own, I eat healthy, drink pleeenty of water.. and nothing has changed. but im strong and healthy, so I don't bother anymore.
brookrene brookrene 7 years
i usually go once every two/three days. I eat tons of fiber and drink lots of water. I just went to the doc though, they are testing me for celiac disease. My mom and gma both have it, and regardless of what people think you can be constipated and have celiac, it's not only the other way around. :)
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
I drink green tea so I go every day, no doubt.
ches ches 7 years
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ches ches 7 years
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Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
I have colitis so I go constantly too.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 7 years
annebreal, I think she didn't want to go in the pool because she felt bloated from being constipated.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 7 years
I have Crohn's disease... so, I go constantly.
lisameowme lisameowme 7 years
the whole wait an hour thing isn't true may :) an old wives tale that keeps all us full gals out of the pool.
mayetha mayetha 7 years
Hmm, they say wait 1 hr before swimming for a reason, now don't they? Whenever I swim, I notice its so natural to have that "urge" for the most part, you are using the major abs, sphincter muscles for kicking, and staying afloat. I find it is the best form of physical exercise and total body work out because its easy on the joints and you get a good session in.
lisameowme lisameowme 7 years
Sorry for the double post.
lisameowme lisameowme 7 years
Sorry for the double post.
lisameowme lisameowme 7 years
I just went 6 days without going and i thought i was going to die...i am on an bunch of muscle relaxants and narcotic pain meds so I know that's whats wrongs...but even after 4 doses of ex-lax there was no hope... I take a probiotic to keep things in check...i feel like there is prolly a civil war going on in there! LOL
lisameowme lisameowme 7 years
I just went 6 days without going and i thought i was going to die...i am on an bunch of muscle relaxants and narcotic pain meds so I know that's whats wrongs...but even after 4 doses of ex-lax there was no hope...I take a probiotic to keep things in check...i feel like there is prolly a civil war going on in there! LOL
lisameowme lisameowme 7 years
I just went 6 days without going and i thought i was going to die...i am on an bunch of muscle relaxants and narcotic pain meds so I know that's whats wrongs...but even after 4 doses of ex-lax there was no hope... I take a probiotic to keep things in check...i feel like there is prolly a civil war going on in there! LOL
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm very regular, but if I don't drink enough water, I get kind of bloated from all the fiber in my diet. It's amazing how eating fiber helps keep things "moving" down there. It's also really important that you eat fiber because it promotes the growth of healthy bacterial flora in your system, which prevent other bacteria from moving in and making you sick.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, most of the time, unless I eat something weird. Personally, I think being regular is important. It's healthy, and it helps flatten the belly. When I'm irregular, I don't feel well, and I have a bloated lower tummy.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, most of the time, unless I eat something weird.Personally, I think being regular is important. It's healthy, and it helps flatten the belly. When I'm irregular, I don't feel well, and I have a bloated lower tummy.
pinkerbell03 pinkerbell03 7 years
I eat a mostly vegan diet, so yes, I'm incredibly regular.
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