Effective treatment for constipation depends on an accurate diagnosis. Generally, the initial recommendation for someone with mild chronic constipation (CC) involves diet changes including increased fiber intake, or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Some healthcare providers may
recommend increased hydration and exercise. They may also recommend pelvic floor physical therapies such as biofeedback. Rarely, surgery may be necessary for carefully defined neuromuscular abnormalities. Learn more about the following:
- Bowel Retraining
- Dietary Fiber
- Fruit Juice
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Newer Medications
- Tips on Finding a Healthcare Provider
Learn more about Treatment for Constipation
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Learn about everything from opioid-induced constipation to dyssynergic defecation through a series of animations, patient experience videos, slideshows, and other educational content.
Updated June 2023