When it comes to gut issues, all the attention goes to the food we eat— what to include in the diet or eliminate from the diet. We do not realize the important role that the smooth muscles of the gut and the pelvic floor muscles play in the elimination of the bowel movement. The pelvic floor muscles not only support the rectum in the pelvic bowl, but literally slings around it to control the passage of the BM. The sling’s strength, flexibility and coordination determines a good BM vs constipation vs fecal leakage.
Using too much pressure, inefficient mechanics and wrong strategy, along with poor mobility/motility of the gut organs can create different issues in the lower GI tract.