Most likely everyone on the planet has experienced constipation to some degree at least once in their lives. It is unpleasant and comes from a wide variety of causes, but generally goes away on its own without incident. However, when you suffer from chronic constipation, there may well be a larger problem behind the scenes that needs to be addressed. Our Southaven gastroenterology team knows that the most important part of successfully treating constipation is accurately diagnosing its cause. Fortunately, with decades of experience in the field, we can help you to find the problem and address it directly.
Generally speaking, constipation occurs when too much water is absorbed from your food. This dries and hardens the feces in your bowels, making it difficult and often painful to move through your system.
The most effective treatment for constipation is heavily dependent on what is causing it. In some cases, there are fairly simple, straightforward solutions such as increasing hydration, fiber intake, and physical activity or removing problematic things like dairy from your diet.
At Premier Gastroenterology, PC, we understand how thoroughly constipation can make it more difficult to enjoy your life. Instead of turning to laxatives or other home remedies, speak to our Southaven gastroenterology team first if you are suffering from chronic constipation. We may be able to find a cause, and treatment, to stop the problems for good.
If you are living in the greater Memphis area, call today at (662) 349-6113 to schedule your appointment!