Suffering from 'Piku' syndrome? Don't sit on it

If you ask about the one thing that Amitabh Bachchan-starrer and now a Rs.100-crore-club member 'Piku' has done to the Indian masses, apart from entertaining them, is bringing into the public domain a topic that is taboo in social conversations but that almost everyone experiences or has been a chronic sufferer: constipation.

Zee Media Exclusive chat with Director Shoojit Sircar and Piku's cast

Watch Zee Media Exclusive chat with the National Award winning filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and his upcoming film 'Piku' cast, Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan.

5 reasons why mustard seeds are healthy for you

Mustard seeds are a popular ingredient of the Indian kitchen. Apart from being used in just cooking, it has a plethora of other health benefits and has medicinal properties.

5 tips for smooth bowel movements

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New Delhi: Constipation or irritable bowel movement is an ailment that almost all of us have come across at some point or the other. 'Pooping problem' is a topic that one hardly likes to discuss.

Self-acupressure to help relieve constipation

 A new research shows that people who are suffering from constipation can be relieved with the help of a simple technique called self-acupressure.

Auriculotherapy might help in managing constipation

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Washington: Studies have proved that a  form of acupuncture called auriculotherapy can now relieve you of constipation.

Naloxegol may help treat constipation caused by pain relief medicines

A new research has revealed that the drug naloxegol may be able to help patients suffering constipation caused by pain relief medicines.

Health benefits of Raisins

Raisins are liked by almost everyone, be it kids or adults. It is irreplaceable as a healthy member of the dry fruits category.

7 easy tips to get rid of constipation

Constipation is an ailment that almost all of us have come across at some point or the other. `Pooping problem` is a topic that one hardly likes to discuss.

Top 5 health benefits of Papaya

Also known as ‘fruits of angels’, Papaya is a fruit that is not just amazingly delicious but has digestive, medicinal and nutritional value.

Give probiotic to your newborn for perfect tummy

Feeding your newborn with curd or any other probiotic in first three months can reduce vomiting, acid reflux or constipation.

One in 5 women aged 40 suffer from accidental bowel leakage

A new research suggests that 15 million women aged 40 and older (1 in 5) suffer from accidental bowel leakage.

I want to do a film on constipation, says 'Vicky Donor' director

After making films on terrorism and sperm donation, director Shoojit Sircar has started working on a new script on a totally new and unexpected subject - constipation!

72% women experience constipation, bowel problems during pregnancy

Nearly 3 out of 4 pregnant women experience constipation, diarrhea or other bowel disorders during their pregnancies, a new study has found.

Seven tips to get rid of constipation

Constipation basically refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass or the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation.Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation and can even escalate to menacing heights if not taken seriously.

Low-FODMAP diet may help combat constipation and diarrhoea

A dietitian from Melbourne has developed a new diet that has proved to be highly effective at managing bloating, constipation and diarrhoea problems.

Drug to treat constipation gains FDA approval

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to treat certain types of irritable bowel syndrome in adults, marking the company’s first product approval.

Bedwetting can be due to undiagnosed constipation

The kind of constipation associated with bedwetting occurs when children put off going to the bathroom.


Constipation: Copper pot, fill it with drinking water, keep it overnight (room temperature), next morning warm up the water and drink it first in the morning.

Probiotic yogurt no help for kids` constipation

A yogurt may not be much help for children`s chronic constipation, a new study suggests.