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I was recently hauled out of a Doctors office y ambulence to Emergency. The concern was a heart rate of 150. I have for so long to not to puch bowel movements but at 12 + times a day it happens too often.

I have noticed a drop in heart rate after a movemnt

I know a vien travel from brain to heart that can cause heart to race. I am now on a monitor. Have others found a need to address the potential of a stroke from bowel movemts   What advice can anyone offer   Thank You

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The keys to a bowel movement without significant straining are stool consistency and proper muscular control. Stool should be unformed, roughly the consistency of pudding. It's usually straightforward to get to that point by avoiding bowel slowers, adding the right amount of fiber supplementation, and drinking plenty of water. Muscular control comes naturally for some, but for others it must be learned. One simple thing that I've found helpful is to try to pee without pooping most of the time (or just pee first if both are needed). By isolating the pooping muscles and increasing awareness of them I'm most of the way toward finer control of them, including the ability to relax them at will.

I hope your heart rate gets under good control. I'm not sure that's from straining at stool, but both things are best managed carefully.

Straining can cause blood to gather in the belly. But I don't know if that's enough to have your heart rate increase like that. I experienced that straining could cause me circulatory problems because of a lack of blood in the head, especially if I was low at weight with too much diarrhea.

It may help to breathe deeply instead of straining, to support digestive movement. That works easier if you don't take too much loperamide during daytime. Another point is Scott's advice to stay well hydrated.

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