Expert Video - What are the risk factors for chronic constipation?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye, expert on chronic constipation, discusses the various risk factors for this condition. She explains how gender and chronic constipation can be related, as well as the role of surgery in causing chronic constipation. Finally, Dr. Frye describes medical treatments and conditions that can cause 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.

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