For many of us, the day begins with bowel movements, emptying our gut contents to make way for more digestible meals. But what happens when your gut does not embark on this daily run? Does that mean you are constipated?
Constipation can have many causes, women may experience constipation through the varying stages of their reproductive system, as part of PMS to post-partum constipation, a package deal of menopause, or a pelvic floor dysfuntion. Constipation can make the pelvic floor muscles tight, and hard to relax making it hard to poop and causing chronic pelvic pain. However, over-straining from constipation can lead to a weakening of your pelvic floor muscles and subsequently incontinence.
If you are experiencing signs of constipation, don’t be the blockage between seeking professional help and a healthier you.