Constipation

7 Tips for Treating Constipation

For most adults, constipation isn’t a serious problem. However, left untreated, constipation can significantly affect quality of life and lead to complications.

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Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective

Recent research concluded that drugs used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation are comparable.

By Monica Smith

Are You Constipated?

Changes in the frequency of your bowel movements, as well as other symptoms, may mean you’re constipated.

By HealthAfter50

Decoding Your Bowel Movements

It wasn’t until I started seeing a gastroenterologist (GI) that I began having some of the most uncomfortable conversations of my life. After all, one of the most common conversations with GIs includes the question, “How’s your poop?” I always tried ...

By Jackie Zimmerman

What is Opioid-Induced Constipation?

You’ve heard about it on TV, but what is it and how is it different from regular constipation?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Myths and Facts About Constipation

Fact: There is no strict definition for what constitutes a normal number of bowel movements. Each body has a unique schedule and regulates itself differently. Some people go twice a day, and others only go three times a week. An obvious change in you...

By Erica Sanderson