Expert Video - How is dyssynergic defecation managed and treated?

Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on constipation and dyssynergic defecation, discusses the role of biofeedback in training people to develop healthy bowel movement patterns. This technique makes muscle effort visible in order to teach improved coordination, potentially including posture and breathing. Dr. Rao describes how effective this type of physical therapy can be in resolving dyssynergic defecation. The use of home biofeedback devices can help if a therapist or specialty treatment center is not available nearby.

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