Constipation & Straining

Overview

Constipation is a condition where bowel movements become less frequent and stools become difficult to pass. The pelvic floor cradles the rectum and anus which controls bowel movement. In chronic constipation, the constant straining and pressure on the pelvic floor often makes it overly contracted and weak, giving rise to the feeling of being ‘unable to push’ while defecating.

Straining and difficulty with fully emptying the bowels can affect people of all ages. However, there are many other factors that may cause constipation or even chronic constipation. These include:

  • Old age. With old age, there is often slower metabolism and weaker muscle contraction in the pelvic floor.
  • Hormonal changes. Constipation after menopause is very common largely due to the declining levels of estrogen and progesterone.
  • Pregnancy. Hormonal changes and stress during pregnancy can affect your gut and digestive system. Additionally, the expanding uterus places pressure on the intestines and pelvic floor which could affect bowel movement. 
  • Dietary inadequacies. The lack of fibre and insufficient water intake can slow down and affect bowel movement. 
  • Certain medications can cause constipation. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. 
  • Neurological and digestive disorders

Treatment

Treatment at Orchard Clinic employs the use of physical therapy and medical technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles to allow the body to naturally adjust and overcome chronic constipation.

HIFEM Technology

High intensity electromagnetic energy to treat Incontinence and Diastasis Recti.

Floorwork

One-to-one exercises for muscle stretching and strengthening customised to the individual.

Shockwave Therapy

Energetic, acoustic waves to treat cellulite, stretchmarks and skin laxity.

Orchard Clinic is a new treatment concept offering a unique method that provides high-quality conservative solutions for women’s body from pre & post pregnancy to pre & post menopause.

As a specialised treatment centre for women, we assess, prevent and treat common conditions such as incontinence, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation (diastasis recti) and vaginal laxity.

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