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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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

Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field

Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field

New $300,000 grant-funded program to address opioid prescribing for cancer patients

New $300,000 grant-funded program to address opioid prescribing for cancer patients

Strong beers that contain gut-friendly bacteria may help fight obesity

Strong beers that contain gut-friendly bacteria may help fight obesity

Higher antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Higher antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Embarrassing symptoms prevent women from seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders

Embarrassing symptoms prevent women from seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders

Researchers evaluate potential of FMT, pre- and probiotics to treat Parkinson's patients

Researchers evaluate potential of FMT, pre- and probiotics to treat Parkinson's patients

Opioid-free pain management guidelines released by Pitt Dental Medicine

Opioid-free pain management guidelines released by Pitt Dental Medicine

Cedars-Sinai surgeons detect and remove 25-pound cancerous ovarian tumor

Cedars-Sinai surgeons detect and remove 25-pound cancerous ovarian tumor