Dulcolax: Providing Effective Relief for Constipation!

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Ask any new mother what are some of the challenges that she faces after child birth and rarely will you hear constipation being listed as one of them. Constipation is a widespread and common problem but most people are embarrassed to talk about it and instead, choose to brush this issue aside. In most cases, it is difficult to pinpoint a single cause as constipation is caused by a combination of things that have a negative impact on the digestive system.

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Some of the symptoms of constipation include:

When travelling
Our bodies are creatures of habit, and so a change in your normal daily routine can affect your toilet habits. Sometimes even going to unfamiliar toilets might have effect on your bowel movement. Or, if you’ve been worrying about using the loos on a plane, or a long car journey, it can have an effect. New places, eating different types of food or getting dehydrated when you’re abroad can leave you constipated too.

Stress
Feeling a bit stressed out lately? It might be affecting your gut. If you’re struggling with work datelines, money worries, relationship dramas or going through a big change in your life, it can have a knock on effect on your digestive system, as can long term stress.

Hormones
A lot of women say they get a bit constipated just before their period every month. Is that you?

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I’m sure many of you have had your fair share of experience with constipation at some point in your life and wondered what is the best or most effective way of treating this seemingly embarrassing problem. The best news is.. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Also, there is nothing to be embarrassed about as it is a common problem that can happen to anyone and everyone, babies included especially if they are formula fed.

Apart from babies, constipation can also occur to their mothers, which explains the whole objective of my blog post today, that is to share about my experience with postpartum constipation when I was a new mum myself last year. Actually, some mothers might experience constipation during pregnancy as the pregnancy hormones relaxes and slows down the movement of food through the intestines. As pregnancy progresses, the baby gets bigger and increased downward pressure on the pelvic area makes constipation more likely to occur.

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Towards the end of my third trimester, I began to feel a little constipated and things didn’t improve even after I delivered. I guess it was also because of all the pain and stitching after a natural vaginal birth that made me extra apprehensive about trying to move my bowels in the hospital. I mean, wouldn’t it be scary if your stitches rip apart?! The thought of it is enough to turn my legs into jelly. I remember confiding in my gynae that I was worried about not being able to empty my bowels before I was being discharged and she readily got a nurse to administer a rectal suppository for me.

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Despite having a confinement nanny, my first two weeks being a new mother was a stressful period and I was in great pain most of the time. Instead of light exercises like walking or swimming which I used to do when I was pregnant, I was in bed all the time, except when I had to eat or visit the bathroom. As for my diet, confinement foods are known to be slightly on the heaty side as mothers are supposed to avoid cooling foods during confinement. In addition to this, I was also taking iron supplements. I believe all these factors contributed to my postpartum constipation in one way or another, and when a fellow mummy told me to give Dulcolax Laxative Tablets a try, I thought why not?

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Upon hearing the brand “Dulcolax”, I thought it rings a bell and later found out that Dulcolax is the World’s number 1 laxative being around in the market for more than 60 years, providing effective relief for constipation in more than 50 countries worldwide. Also, it is readily available in all leading pharmacies such as Watsons, Guardian and Unity, which probably explains why Dulcolax sounded so familiar to me. The brand must have been registered in my mind subconsciously when I was browsing shelves upon shelves in the pharmacies!

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When I first got my hands on a box of Dulcolax Laxative Tablets, I was a little doubtful that these tablets would get the job done. They are sooo tiny! But really, do not judge the effectiveness of a laxative tablet by its size. I later found out for myself that these tablets are minuscule but powerful! Dulcolax is a gentle laxative and is gentle on the stomach because it acts only when it is needed, at the bowel. Dulcolax laxative tablets must be swallowed whole with water and must not be chewed or crushed because these tablets have a special ‘enteric coating’ which prevents the active ingredient from being released until it reaches the part of the intestines where it is needed to work.

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Whenever I feel constipated, I use Dulcolax Laxative Tablets about 30 minutes to an hour before my bedtime as it takes about 8 to 12 hours to work. This laxative is safe, providing gentle yet effective overnight relief. Although constipation is a common problem, most people tend to delay seeking relief with laxatives because of the many myths and misconceptions surrounding constipation and laxatives which are not evidence based. Having tried and tested these Dulcolax Laxative Tablets myself, I find it really work for me! As a breastfeeding mother, I know most mums would be concerned if the active or derivative components of the laxatives get passed into mother’s milk and the answer is NO for Dulcolax! They have a proven study to support this.

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I’m glad to have found an effective solution for my constipation! In the past, I was not comfortable of taking laxative because I thought it would be addictive and harsh. Thanks to Dulcolax Tablets for solving my constipation problem, improving my quality of life!

If you are not entirely sure if you are suffering from constipation, feel free to take a simple quiz or share your own experience with constipation here http://www.myconstipationrelief.com/get_your_solution/symptom_checker.html
Lastly, let’s remember to treat constipation during its early stages before things turn complicated! Dulcolax Laxative Tablets can be found in all leading pharmacies.

Power Our Dads’ Smiles with Oral B Power Toothbrush this Father’s Day!

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Yoohoo! Father’s Day is just around the corner! I’m so excited to share what I’m giving my father this year that I can hardly contain my excitement! But first things first, how many of you are actually getting a gift for your fathers? Do you know that 12% of children in Singapore would get their mum a present but not their dad because dads are harder to shop for? I admit that thinking of what to get for my dad as his Father’s Day present is getting more challenging each year because I’m running out of gift ideas! It’s always the same few things – shirt, tie, belt or wallet! This year, I thought long and hard. Ever since I was in secondary school, I have had female friends and colleagues telling me that my dad is very youthful and suave for his age. Of course, I’m secretly happy to hear such compliments about my old man and it has also helped me decide what to get him for Father’s Day! My dad is a typical man who loves gadgets so why not give him the perfect gadget to power his smile? Certainly, he’s gonna look more charming than ever! Hehe.

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Since young, my dad had been emphasizing to my brother and I, the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth. When it comes to oral health and hygiene, the one brand which I can trust is Oral-B because it is the worldwide leader in the brushing market. Part of the Procter & Gamble Company, the Oral-B brand includes manual and power toothbrushes for children and adults, oral irrigators and also interdental products, such as dental floss. In fact, Oral-B manual toothbrushes are used by more dentists than any other brand in the U.S. and many international markets.

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As our fathers age, there is an even greater need for them to take care of their oral health and hygiene as the natural aging process takes a toll on their teeth. As children, we should educate them on the need to make the switch to power toothbrushes! I’m sure most of our fathers are quite stubborn resistant to change as they are very comfortable with manual toothbrushes which they have been using all their lives.

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Lately, my dad has been complaining that his gums bleed even though he had tried a few different types of manual brushes but none seem to work for him. It was also because of this which prompted me to get my dad a set of Oral B Power Toothbrush – Professional Care 3000 (D20 3 Mode), in addition to the good reviews that I had read online!

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Here’s taking a quick glance at the unique and outstanding features of the Oral B Power Toothbrush – Professional Care 3000:
– 3D Technology: Oscillating / Rotating + Pulsating
– 8,800 Oscillations Per Minute
– 40,000 Pulsations Per Minute
– Visual Pressure Sensor help reduce brushing force
– 3 Brushing Modes – Daily Clean, Sensitive, Polish

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With up to 48,800 unique oscillating / Rotating + Pulsating movements per minute compared to merely 600 for regular manual brushing, it is no surprise that the Oral B Power Brush cleans FIVE times better along the gum lines compared to manual brushes! That’s very impressive considering the fact that people usually neglect brushing along the gum lines which is extremely important too.

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Also, the Oral B Professional Care 3000 allows you to set a timer so that you can be sure that brushing takes place for at least 2 minutes. By incorporating 3D-technology which is supported by numerous internal and external studies both clinical and laboratory, the 2 motions – oscillation and pulsation provide a thorough cleanse tooth-by-tooth. The Oral B Professional Care 3000 also features a pressure sensor that helps reduce unnecessary brushing force that is exerted on your teeth and gums!

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I have done my part to protect my dad’s smile with the Oral B Professional Care 3000! You should do so too this Father’s Day!

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From 8 to 21 June 2015, there is an Oral B Power Brush Father’s Day Giveaway Instagram contest. Simply post a photo of or with your father in his best smile on Instagram (set to Public) and tell us why you would like to win an Oral B Power Brush for your dad! Remember to hashtag #oralbsg AND #powerofdadsg

3 winners will be selected to win a set of Oral B Power Brush for their dads.
Terms & conditions apply.

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This Father’s day, save up to 50% on selected models of Oral B Power Brush on Qoo10!
Shop here http://bit.ly/oralb_dad and power your dad’s smile!

OSIM uMagic: The World’s First Magic Hands Technology

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I’m not afraid to admit that I cannot live without my iPhone. It’s the first thing I greet every morning and the last before I go to bed at night. It has to be with me 24/7 (except when I’m taking a shower of course) and I find myself constantly texting friends and loved ones, replying tons of emails and also checking out social media updates on Facebook and Instagram. Alarm bells started to ring when I realized my fingers becoming numb after excessive usage of my phone! It was then that I knew I had to give my fingers a break. It was quite worrying, so I decided to find out more about it online.

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Apparently, I was suffering from ‘Text Neck’, a global epidemic resulting from widespread overuse of handheld devices, causing repeated stress on your neck while looking down at the screens! I was shocked that the strain on my neck actually travelled all the way down to my fingers! Not only that, I face the computer for hours on end at work. I know that instead of adopting a good sitting posture, I’m so used to hunching over, which further strains the muscles on my neck and shoulders. At times, I go home with a bad headache, or neck and back pain. To further aggravate my problem, I have to take care of Chanelle when I reach home from work and she weighs about 10kg now! She’s not even learning how to walk yet, so I have to carry her in my arms and boy, I can really feel the additional strain on my back and shoulders! Sometimes I find myself lamenting to misterchewy that I seriously need to sign up for a massage package and beat myself back into shape but who am I kidding? I cannot stand some stranger touching me, let alone give me a massage for 60 minutes. I tried getting misterchewy to massage my shoulders but obviously, he’s not trained to do good job (hehe.. sorry hubby!).

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After years of innovative massage technology, OSIM’s latest massage chair, uMagic, is the perfect solution to ease the tight and tense muscles around our head and shoulders. OSIM uMagic offers massage movements similar to a masseur’s hands with finger pressure and grip to relieve aching neck and shoulders.

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I put uMagic’s signature ‘Magic Moments’ program to the test and viola! If I’m not allowed to use the word SHIOK, I would say that it feels MAGICAL. Why magical? I was treated to a powerful, deep-tissue massage with life-like hand movements by OSIM uMagic! The patented hand-grip massage is the world’s first Magic Hands massage technology, designed to extract and relieve deep-seated muscle aches and tension especially around the neck and shoulders with its 7 levels of protrusion.

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I also tried another uMagic’s signature program, ‘Shoulder Delight’, which is specially designed for quick relief of neck and shoulder ache by devoting 80% of uMagic’s unique hand-grip massage technique attending to the neck and shoulders and 20% for loosening tension and stiffness on the lower back. Unlike the conventional massage chairs that massages the bones of the shoulder blades without providing much relief, which is pretty much superficial, I could really feel the uMagic easing the tension of the muscles of my neck and shoulders. After 15 minutes on the uMagic, I walked away feeling liberated!

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Besides the above mentioned signature programs, the OSIM uMagic also has an extensive suite of Lifestyle Massage Programs that are tailored to satisfy the diverse needs and well-being of the family. For instance, ‘Chill Out’ provides head-to-toe pampering to unwind and relax the body and mind, ‘Lumbar Care’ maintains a healthy back by loosening lower back tension, while ‘Sports Recovery’ promotes relaxation and recovery of muscles used in sports, and many more. As you can see, the types of massages provided are very diverse and there is something for everyone!

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I was deeply impressed upon learning that users can even download new massage programs into the OSIM Massage Chair App on their devices and transfer them into the OSIM uMagic! This is certainly very value for money!

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One other thing which struck me was how elegant and sophisticated the OSIM uMagic is. Prior to this, I was under the impression that massage chairs were bulky, dull and boring; something which I would never want to have in my house. The uMagic exudes classiness and is incredibly sexy, with its streamlined design and polished chrome plated curvatures. Gotta love the quilted and modern weave inspired leatherette. I would say that the uMagic is certainly a beautiful piece of art! Apart from that, the foot massager can be fully retracted under the seat to provide more living space. When extended completely, it can be used as a calves-ankles-feet massager for a more holistic massage. Impressive!

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If you are like me, who suffer from neck and back aches all the time, I urge you to experience OSIM’s Magic Hands massage technology at any OSIM outlet! Your muscles will thank me, or rather the OSIM uMagic after that 😉
The OSIM uMagic retails at a special introductory price of $4988 (UP $5288). It is available at all OSIM outlets, road shows and online at www.OSIM.com