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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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If a dog goes an exceptionally long time without defecating (a week or longer), though, obstipation--a severe form of constipation can result.
[ClickPress, Tue Jul 02 2019] This report on the global Constipation Treatment Market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market.
Up to a third of people with depression have chronic constipation, and a few studies reported that people with depression, rate their accompanying bowel difficulties as one of the biggest factors reducing their quality of life.
Constipation, even without the use of opioids, is an issue for many chronically ill children.
Functional constipation may develop as a result of the stool-holding behavior.
However, the epidemiological data available on constipation are limited (3,7,8).
Chronic constipation is another common complaint, affecting 10 to 20% of Americans.
A study done on 32 patients with histologically proven collagenous colitis revealed the presence of chronic constipation in 18 individuals, all of whom responded (improvement in stool frequency) to budesonide, which is a first-line treatment of microscopic colitis.4 This study also revealed increased prevalence of food allergies in patients with collagenous colitis, which explains the paradox of diarrhoea-constipation and response to steroids.
For the four-week study, 36 men and women with chronic constipation were divided into two groups: one given a daily dose of 300 grams of mango, or roughly one fruit, the other an equivalent amount of fibre supplement.
Forget upping your fibre intake and fluids,Wisdom of the Moonclaims the answer to constipation relief lies with you, with a little bit of help from some acupressure.
Constipation can affect one's comfort, mood, and even productivity.
Bowel movements may not be a common topic of polite conversation, but most people suffer from constipation from time to time.
This study aims at investigating the prevalence of anal incontinence and constipation in patients with urinary incontinence in all adult age groups.
For United Kingdom-based Mallinckrodt, the deal would bring a pair of currently marketed pharmaceutical products: Amitiza (lubiprostone), a medication for constipation, and Rescula (unoprostone isopropyl ophthalmic solution 0.15%), a treatment for ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma.