Constipation

Constipation is a condition in which stool becomes hard, dry, and difficult to pass, and bowel movements don’t happen very often. Other symptoms may include painful bowel movements, and feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish.

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Why doctors keep monitoring kids who recover from mysterious COVID-linked illness

Why doctors keep monitoring kids who recover from mysterious COVID-linked illness

Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Irregular circadian rhythm in older adults associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Irregular circadian rhythm in older adults associated with increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Study highlights increased consumption of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis

Study highlights increased consumption of opioids in patients with osteoarthritis

Study summarizes new evidence on using probiotics for specific health conditions

Study summarizes new evidence on using probiotics for specific health conditions

Study shows global prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders

Study shows global prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders

Can Chlorpromazine help treat COVID-19?

Can Chlorpromazine help treat COVID-19?

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

Mediterranean diet best for lowering LDL cholesterol

Mediterranean diet best for lowering LDL cholesterol

Unraveling gut-to-brain communication paves way for targeted treatments

Unraveling gut-to-brain communication paves way for targeted treatments

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Clinical trial shows the effectiveness of electrical stimulation on women with constipation

Clinical trial shows the effectiveness of electrical stimulation on women with constipation

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

New step towards the development of non-addictive painkillers

New 'smart' diaper can alert caregiver when it is time to change

New 'smart' diaper can alert caregiver when it is time to change

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mount Sinai physicians emphasize the importance of early detection, treatment of thyroid disease

Mice study offers new insight on irritable bowel syndrome

Mice study offers new insight on irritable bowel syndrome

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Clinical trial eligibility criteria may be excessive, needlessly excluding patients

Clinical trial eligibility criteria may be excessive, needlessly excluding patients