Constipation Treatment in NYC

Offered by Manhattan Gastroenterology (Upper East Side)

What Is Constipation?
If you have difficulty moving your bowels, you may be suffering from constipation. Constipation occurs when a person’s bowel movements are infrequent, less than once every three days, or when passing stool requires straining. Constipation should always be evaluated by a physician with a thorough consultation and examination to establish an accurate diagnosis and constipation treatment plan and to rule out a serious illness or condition.

What Is Chronic Constipation?

  • Chronic constipation is the presence of two or more of the following:
  • Straining during at least 25% of bowel movements;
  • Lumpy or hard stools in at least 25% of bowel movements;
  • The sensation of incomplete evacuations for at least 25% of bowel movements;
  • The feeling of anorectal blockage for at least 25% of bowel movements;
  • Manual maneuvers to facilitate at least 25% of bowel movements;
  • Fewer than three bowel movements each week.

What Causes Constipation?
There are many causes of constipation. The most common is simply poor eating habits. Many people don’t realize it, but they eat a low fiber diet, don’t take in enough fluids, and don’t exercise enough. Constipation can affect people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Although the problem is seen more in females than in males, the cause of constipation is multifactorial. The issue may arise in the rectum or colon or because of an external factor.

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