Summary

A stepwise approach to medical therapy for constipation should start with a high-fiber diet, fiber supplement, and adequate fluid intake. An emollient such as ducosate would be suggested next. Although almost any laxative can be used on an infrequent basis, osmotic laxatives such as Milk of Magnesia or lactulose are preferred if chronic laxative use is needed or desired by the patient. For patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, tegaserod can be added for patients refractory to the simpler therapies.

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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