Bowel, Colon Health:

Bowel, Colon Health:

Graedon: Diarrhea drug caused reader's 'brain fog'
I appreciate your warning about "brain fog" due to anticholinergic drugs. I took Lomotil to control diarrhea from irritable bowel syndrome only when I went out for an event.

VanHoose: Consider Strollin' for the Colon on Saturday
I bet many of you didn't know that March was Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

The People's Pharmacy: Coconut cookies can help calm chronic diarrhea
After months of daily diarrhea, my teenage son underwent biopsies and was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Gluten can sometimes be irritating for people with Crohn's, so we are trying to avoid it in his diet.

The You Docs: Are there options for a low-cost colonoscopy?
I'm 59 and don't have health insurance. You've stressed the importance of having a colonoscopy at age 50. Do any programs offer low-cost colonoscopy exams?

Frequent Constipation
It is important to have an understanding of your feline's usual schedule in this regard -- it is normal for some cats to have only one bowel movement a day, while another cat may have three or more movements per day as a normal routine. But if you notice straining, this could be a sign of constipation. Self grooming and ingestion of hair, especially in the long-haired cat, may contribute to stool volume. Brushing your cat daily will help reduce the amount of hair it ingests when grooming. With your veterinarian's approval, a stool softener or other laxative for cats, which you can add to your pet's diet, might help. Your veterinarian can advise you on the best laxative (and the amount) to give, based on your cat's health. But it is importan ...

Drug-induced diarrhea proved fatal to woman
Your column contained a question regarding diarrhea from the antibiotic clindamycin. You advised the writer to see a gastroenterologist.

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