In the U.S.A. alone, over 2 million patients visit their physician each year in search of chronic constipation relief. The associated cost of such visits is astronomical, reaching hundreds of millions of dollars annually. For those affected by some form of constipation they often experience three or less stools per week. In extreme cases patients may only have one stool per week.
Constipation can have a different meaning for different people. For some the only symptom is infrequent bowl movements. For others, your condition may be more complex. Constipation may result in hard, painful stools. Read more