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Treatment help – Treatment of chronic constipation is best managed by first determining the underlying cause. While there may be several contributing factors, the 3 broad subgroups include:

  • normal transit constipation,
  • slow transit constipation, and
  • pelvic floor dysfunction.

Treatment will vary depending upon the subgroup assigned. For example, initial treatment of milder chronic constipation with normal transit generally involves a recommendation to increase fiber intake, but there is evidence that only a minority of patients with slow-transit constipation or defecation disorders benefit from fiber therapy.

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