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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know about Going to the Bathroom (Part 2)

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know about Going to the Bathroom

Last week we looked at some guidelines for what might be considered “normal” bladder habits. Today we will cover some guidelines for healthy bowel habits. Norms: The average adult will have 1-3 bowel movements per day or 5-9 per week. Consistency of bowel movement should be firm and formed into logs. Should occur with ease – no straining necessary – and only take a couple of minutes You go less frequently: a) You could be constipated. Mild constipation can occur for numerous reasons including deviating from your normal routine (ever been backed up on vacation??). If this persists though, try…

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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know about Going to the Bathroom (Part 1)

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know about Going to the Bathroom

As a pelvic floor therapist, I often receive questions from patients about what is “normal” when it comes to bladder and bowel habits. Well, there are no firm rules, but here are some general rules of thumb to keep in mind when nature calls. Bladder Norms: Most adults urinate about 6-9 times each day and 0-1 times each night. The average adult bladder holds about 2 cups of urine during the day (~350 mL) and up to 4 cups at night (~800 mL). Most people have an urge to urinate when there is about 200 mL of fluid in the…

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March is National Nutrition Month!

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Did you know that we have a Registered Dietitian on site at Functionize? Our amazing dietitian, Allyson Balzuweit RDN, sees clients at our office. She offers an integrated Functional Medicine approach to nutrition counseling. This comprehensive method meets you at your diet level and provides a plan for success with follow up meetings and coaching. To celebrate National Nutrition Month, she is offering 10% off your Initial Assessment. Read below to see if a Nutrition Consult may be right for you.  Nutrition Services at Functionize  Why do I need a nutrition consultation? Nutrition and diet play a vital role in your…

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