Animation - Managing and Treating Chronic Constipation

This animation provides an overview of what you can do to manage and treat chronic constipation (CC), including exercise, dietary changes, and medications. It describes fiber supplements, laxatives, and medications such as prosecretory agents, 5-HT4 receptor agonists, bile acid transporter inhibitors, probiotics, biofeedback training, and how to enroll in clinical trials.

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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.