Gastroenterologist Joe Soliman, MD, answers questions about when to treat chronic idiopathic constipation and what your options are.
Complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, yoga, hypnotherapy, and peppermint oil, won't cure IBS-C but may help you manage your symptoms.
Constipation can be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, and some treatments may make things worse. Learn more about treating constipation with IBS.
Constipation can have a serious effect on your quality of life. Learn how making simple changes to your schedule, adding fiber supplements to your diet, and trying laxatives and softeners may help improve your chronic constipation symptoms.
Avoid these six common mistakes to better manage your constipation.
Regular physical activity can help relieve and prevent constipation. Walking, swimming, and cycling are some of the exercises that may help.
Eating foods low in FODMAPs, or certain types of carbohydrates that are hard for the body to digest, may help people manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.
It can be uncomfortable to talk about IBS with others, but doing so can help you find support and feel less alone. Here's how to get the conversation started.
Just because you have chronic constipation doesn't mean you have to skip out on fun activities or miss special outings with friends and family. Read this list of tips for making social activities more enjoyable for you despite your condition.
Six common diets may help ease your IBS symptoms, while specific foods may trigger flares or worsen symptoms.
If you have constipation, you may notice blood in your stool due to factors such as straining to poop, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids. Your treatment options depend on the specific cause of your constipation and bleeding.
An expert answers common questions about the similarities and differences between irritable bowel syndrome with constipation and chronic idiopathic constipation.
Stress, changes in your eating routine, and certain medications are potential triggers for symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Keeping track of your symptoms can help you identify your triggers and manage IBS.
Constipation can be related to underlying health conditions, such as neurological disorders or mental health conditions.
There are many myths about constipation out there. Learn to separate the myths from the facts so you can better manage your condition.
Living with chronic constipation can be mentally draining. Here are three ways to help cope.