Epidemiology And Etiology

Constipation is a common complaint of patients seeking medical attention, and about one-third of patients with constipation seek medical treatment. Constipation occurs in approximately 20% of the population. Approximately 2.5 million physician visits and 90,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States are due to constipation.4'5 Many medications and some disease states are associated with constipation. Constipation is associated with high socioeconomic costs and has considerable quality-of-life ramifications.6

Elderly patients, non-Caucasians, women, and those of lower educational and socioeconomic levels are more likely to report being constipated. Constipation in children can occur because of a change in the usual diet or fluid intake, a deviation from usual toileting routines such as during vacations, avoidance of bowel movements because of pain associated with having a stool, or due to the use of medications. Children who are diagnosed with severe constipation at a young age are likely to continue to suffer through puberty.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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