Lazy Bowel

I learned a new term this week.  It is called lazy bowel.

I have noticed that ever since I injured my spinal cord, my digestive system has been kind of slow.  If I didn't augment the process by eating as much fiberous foods as i do now, I might go days at a time, or would need to use suppositories or laxatives regularly.

I still don't go everyday, but I do manage at least 5 days a week, and many weeks, I will have a bowel movement all seven days of the week - although I will sometimes practice DS, but this practice, too is uncommon for me nowadays.

This seems to be a common problem with people who have sustained spinal cord injury.  A change in diet to include more fiber has benefited me greatly.  But, remember to drink more water when consuming more fiber.

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