Donate now, help beat constipation

My Cart | Register | Sign In

About Constipation

CONSTIPATION HELP

On this site you will find support and information to help you understand the causes and find treatments for chronic constipation.

Simple Constipation is Common

Constipation is very common. Almost everyone has it at some point in their lives. Irregularity or constipation now and then may happen for many reasons. Common factors such as diet or food changes, or inactivity, will usually respond to simple lifestyle measures.

Chronic Constipation is Challenging

But, constipation that is long-term (chronic) or that keeps coming back requires more effort to diagnose and treat. When chronic constipation happens, a physician should be seen to look into the cause and plan treatment.

In surveys, as many as 1 in 4 persons say they are constipated, and using medical criteria, up to 1 in 6 have constipation.[1,2] It is estimated that constipation affects 42 million persons in the U.S. alone.[1]

Chronic Constipation is Troubling

Surprisingly, there is no one definition of constipation that applies to all persons. People who are constipated may experience reduced stool frequency, hard stools, have difficulty passing stools or straining, or pain with bowel movements. For many people their constipation is mild or short-term. For others, constipation can be very troubling.

Effective Treatment can be Hard to Find

Hundreds of over-the-counter laxatives are purchased every year to treat constipation. Yet satisfactory treatment is often hard to find. But there is hope.

Find help on this site. Learn about...

and much more.

 

Connect with IFFGD on

   
    

Last modified on February 27, 2014 at 07:45:33 PM

Download free IBS Info app from IFFGD

Download free IBS Info app from IFFGD

Get your new mobile app for helpful info on IBS and on Chronic Constipation.
Go »

Get Involved with DHA

Get Involved with DHA

Become part of a community and find support with the Digestive Health Alliance.
Go »

Advocate for Digestive Health

Advocate for Digestive Health

Here's an easy way you can take action to improve digestive health care.
Go »

Join the Conversation

Connect

Connect through Facebook Go »

Follow

Follow us on Twitter Go »

E-News Sign Up for E-News Go »

Loading...