Constipation Treatment in Portland, ME
Chronic constipation occurs when bowel movements become infrequent or it becomes difficult to pass stools over an extended period. General constipation is defined as a lack of more than three bowel movements per week.
Constipation is a very common condition. According to the Cleveland Clinic, nearly 2.5 million Americans see their doctor every year to address symptoms of constipation. Some individuals suffer from chronic constipation, meaning that they are more consistently constipated than others. This condition can make it difficult to go about everyday life. Chronic constipation can lead to infection and cause damage to internal organs. Chronic constipation has many causes including age, diet, sex, and medication usage. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing abnormal and persistent changes to the consistency and frequency of your bowel movements.
Below is a list of medications used to treat constipation, which a doctor or provider can prescribe to you for just $5 through SesameRx.
Please note that all treatment is at the discretion of your doctor.