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Synonyms for constipation

irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels

the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)

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This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global opioid-induced constipation market for 2015-2019.
7 million children experience constipation and more than 33% present with severe and/or chronic symptoms, which require referral to secondary care services.
It's thought that constipation is due to the relaxing effect of the pregnancy hormone progesterone on the intestine.
In the pilot study, the vibrating capsule was found to nearly double the weekly bowel movements of patients suffering from chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS).
Chronic constipation carries significant costs to the health-care system and to individuals.
This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in participants with opioid-induced constipation who are taking opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.
2" Improves Toilet Posture for Healthier Elimination and Relief from Constipation and Other Ailments
78 times higher among 28,854 adults with chronic constipation than among 86,562 controls without chronic constipation, and the risk of developing benign neoplasms was 2.
Symptoms associated with IBS-C include abdominal pain and constipation; symptoms associated with CIC include constipation (infrequent stools, hard stools and incomplete evacuation).
We believe that elobixibat will certainly contribute to the treatment of patients suffering from chronic constipation and IBS with constipation and increase patient quality of life.
Previous research has demonstrated that a wide range of other probiotic strains are beneficial for chronic constipation.
She had chronic constipation for the last 3 years and pain at defecation for the last 9 months.
Sickle cell patients receiving narcotic treatments may need to be better monitored for constipation
Constipation is a major source of distress for patients with cancer that significantly affects their quality of life.