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Vulvodynia: Persistent vulvar pain

We have discussed persistent pain. Now I would like to talk about pelvic pain conditions. One painful condition is called Vulvodynia.  (Vul – Vo – Din – Ee – Uh)  Vulvodynia actually means pain in the vulva. The vulva is…

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Unraveling Persistent Pain: Understanding the Brain’s role

Your Nervous System, the body's alarm system The human body contains over 400 nerves. 45 miles of nerves travel and connect all body parts like a highway. These nerves have electrical activity traveling through them. The electrical activity goes up…

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Treating Constipation

TREATING CONSTIPATIONLast week we discussed constipation and its common causes. This week we are talking treatment. There are several ways to treat constipation, including:Increasing fiber and fluid intake in your diet Increasing physical activity  Adjustments to the pelvic floor Learning muscle coordination  Learning proper toileting…

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Constipation Overview

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint – about 4 million Americans experience constipation and make 2.5 million physician visits a year to get help for the problem.  Constipation can occur when the colon absorbs too much water, the colon’s…

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