Expert Video - Should I keep track of my chronic constipation symptoms?

Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on chronic constipation, explains that many people have difficulty remembering their chronic constipation symptoms accurately. Keeping track of your symptoms can include writing down the time of bowel movements, any medications you use, what you eat and drink, and more. Dr. Rao notes that apps are now available to keep track of symptoms. Writing symptoms down in a diary or using a constipation app gives your doctor better information than trying to remember on your own.

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