One in seven Australians report symptoms of constipation, which might include hard stools, straining to poo, or having fewer than three bowel motions a week. These four things can help.
A step-by- step coordinated physiotherapy plan is key for patients with disorders related to the pelvic floor.
Constipation can occur when there's a delay in digested food passing through your body and being expelled. It can also happen when your poo is too hard, often because it doesn't contain enough water.
Around 75% of our faeces is made up of water. The other 25% is the good stuff, including bacteria, viruses and undigested food.
Haemorrhoids can be painful, and may sometimes require surgery. We don't know exactly why they can become problematic but there are some things you can do to reduce the risk of getting them.
An expert explains how often you should poo and what it should look like.