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Dealing with Period Pain

By Fiona | November 13, 2018

Dysmenorrhea is the medical term given to describe painful periods, something many women experience. For some, the pain can be extreme and debilitating with studies showing it comparative to renal colic pain.  In addition to pain, women may also experience further symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, dizziness, low back pain, thigh pain, exhaustion and…

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8 Ways to help constipation

By Fiona | April 30, 2018

1  Fibre intake Fibre is important to help with digestive tract motility and to help bulk up and make stool softer and easier to pass. According to the NHS, adults should be aiming for about 30 grams of fibre per day. Currently the average adult gets about 18 grams per day (1). Fibre is mostly…

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How Osteopathy may help your Constipation

By Fiona | February 22, 2018

It’s not a topic that you normally have at dinner with a bunch of friends (unless perhaps you’re an osteopath!) but constipation is a common problem causing discomfort and affecting about 14% of people worldwide and generally women more than men (1). Constipation as defined by the NHS is going less than once every 3…

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