Chronic Constipation & Diarrhea

Chronic Constipation (CC) is a common condition affecting up to 30% of the population at any given time and refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or difficult to pass. Constipation can result in painful defecation, obstipation (failure to pass stools or gas), fecal impaction, bowel obstruction, and even become life-threatening. The two main types of constipation include colonic slow transit (colonic inertia) or obstructed defecation.

Effective treatment for constipation requires appropriate diagnostic studies to determine the cause of the disorder followed by tailored therapies to include changes in dietary habits, laxatives, enemas, biofeedback techniques, in particular situations, surgery may even be required.

Diarrhea- loose, watery stools occurring more than three times in one day – is a common problem that usually lasts a day or two and goes away on its own without any special treatment. However, prolonged diarrhea can be a sign of other problems.

People of all ages can get diarrhea. A few of the more common causes of diarrhea are bacterial and viral infections, food intolerances, parasites, intestinal diseases, or functional bowel disorders.
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