This animation provides an overview of chronic constipation (CC), including the causes, symptoms, and how chronic constipation is different from occasional constipation. It also explains the warning signs you should recognize if you have chronic constipation, risk of other health conditions, and the important questions to ask your physician about chronic constipation.
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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.