Chronic Constipation

Bowel function is not a topic for polite conversation. Indeed, when your function is normal, there’s no need to talk about it. But millions of Americans are troubled by constipation, and they should talk about it—not to their neighbors, but to their doctors. Constipation is a medical problem, and your doctor can guide you to a program of diet, exercise, and medication to bring relief.

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