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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International guidelines may lead to over-diagnosis of cow's milk allergy in children

International guidelines may lead to over-diagnosis of cow's milk allergy in children

Probiotics significantly improve the symptoms of pregnancy-related problems

Probiotics significantly improve the symptoms of pregnancy-related problems

Experts offers top five holiday travel safety tips for families

Experts offers top five holiday travel safety tips for families

Educational program on anticholinergic burden aims to improve health outcomes of older people

Educational program on anticholinergic burden aims to improve health outcomes of older people

Microbiome discovery may help improve treatment for patients with gastrointestinal diseases

Microbiome discovery may help improve treatment for patients with gastrointestinal diseases

Researchers identify new symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer

Researchers identify new symptoms associated with pancreatic cancer

Research reveals how gut macrophages respond to prior infection by shielding enteric neurons

Research reveals how gut macrophages respond to prior infection by shielding enteric neurons

Identification of long COVID patients using big data

Identification of long COVID patients using big data

Drug company pipelines are filling up with new molecules to help people lose weight

Drug company pipelines are filling up with new molecules to help people lose weight

Existing drug used to treat constipation may boost people's ability to think more clearly

Existing drug used to treat constipation may boost people's ability to think more clearly

MSU researchers make surprising discovery about the human gut's enteric nervous system

MSU researchers make surprising discovery about the human gut's enteric nervous system

Biosimilar drugs are cheaper than biologics. Are they similar enough to switch?

Biosimilar drugs are cheaper than biologics. Are they similar enough to switch?

Commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs could be effective in treating ulcerative colitis

Commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs could be effective in treating ulcerative colitis

Chewing gum after cardiac surgery may accelerate the return of gut function

Chewing gum after cardiac surgery may accelerate the return of gut function

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

New clinical trial investigates aspirin as part of new treatment for triple negative breast cancer

New clinical trial investigates aspirin as part of new treatment for triple negative breast cancer

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Vitamin D supplements are not effective for easing painful IBS symptoms, study reveals

Vitamin D supplements are not effective for easing painful IBS symptoms, study reveals

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products

Research focuses on ways to enhance gluten-free products