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Chronic constipation

Next steps for relief

From steps you can take at home to specialized steps your doctor may recommended, there are many ways to find constipation relief. Bowel movement retraining and newer drugs are options for particularly persistent constipation.

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Is alkaline water better for rehydration than normal water?

A: Let's start by defining alkaline water. Scientists use pH to describe how acidic or basic a substance is with a range from 0 to 14. Pure water has a pH of 7, meaning it's neutral. Fluids with a pH under 7 — such as coffee and soda —... Read More

Pain during sex and penis curvature — is this common or treatable?

A: It's possible that your husband has Peyronie's (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease. This is when a hard, fibrous layer of non-cancerous scar tissue develops under the skin on one or more sides of the penis. When the penis is erect, the scar tissue prevents the elastic tissue of the penis from... Read More