Dr Mary Piepers
Dr Mary Piepers Renee Pilcher

Doctor unblocks constipation myths

CONSTIPATION may not be a polite topic to discuss at the dinner table but it’s a condition that concerns many people in the community, says Gympie GP Mary Piepers.

Dr Piepers gave a talk on constipation and migraine prevention on Thursday at a free session at Gympie and District Women’s Health Centre.

Dr Piepers spoke about lifestyle-related causes and emphasised that while most cases of constipation are successfully treated by eating a diet high in fibre, drinking more fluids and exercising daily, the condition could sometimes indicate underlying medical problems.

Dr Piepers talk then focussed on migraines and the difference between a “medical migraine” and a headache.

While migraine sufferers often describe a wide number of symptoms and severity, Dr Piepers said it was possible to manage them. For information about Gympie and District Women’s Health Centre go to www.gwhc.com.au.

Gympie Times


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