Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is when bowel movements are difficult to have or occur infrequently compared to normal movements. The number of bowel movements a person has may vary by person, but three per week, or more, is considered normal.

Occasional constipation is common, but chronic constipation can affect a person's daily routine.

Constipation occurs when stool moves at a slower than usual rate through the digestive tract and cannot be passed. The stool may then become hard and dry out, making it more difficult to eliminate.

Chronic constipation could be linked to several causes. These conditions including diet, underlying medical conditions, or blockage of the colon or rectum.

© 2020 by Palm Beach Digestive Associates LLC

Fax: 561-638-7760

  • White Facebook Icon

DISCLAIMER: The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for any service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for the free consultation, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination or treatment.