Expert Video - How is chronic constipation different from occasional constipation?

Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeanetta Frye explains the difference between chronic constipation and occasional constipation (also called intermittent constipation). The main factor is how long-lasting the constipation is and when it occurs. Constipation due to travel or changes in diet is usually occasional.

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