Can diastasis recti cause digestive problems?

Yes. Diastasis recti is a symptom of functional core weakness.  When the core muscles are inactive, posture collapses and the organs of the abdomen are not supported well.  The intestinal tract functions best with good blood flow and proper positioning in the abdominal cavity.  Diastasis recti and functional core weakness contribute to constipation, difficult bowel movements, and at times symptoms of irritable bowel. 

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