Expert Video - Are there clinical trials for chronic constipation? Can I participate in new research?

Gastroenterology expert Dr. Satish Rao describes several new clinical trials for chronic constipation, including the use of a vibrating capsule and a new drug approved in Japan, elobixibat. Other trials include further studies of biofeedback, which already helps some forms of chronic constipation. Dr. Rao recommends the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) clinical trials database to find trials. Learn about other sources to find clinical trials and the importance of research volunteers in developing chronic constipation treatments.

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