If you are constipated you will experience fewer bowel movements than normal. Your bowel movements are dependent on your diet, lifestyle, age, and health. Therefore there isn’t a set number of bowel movements everyone should have per day. However, if you notice you are having fewer bowel movements than usual, this is a sign of constipation. Also if you have not had a bowel movement in more than three days, this indicates an issue. Other symptoms of constipation include a swollen stomach, hard stools, difficulties having bowel movements, and throwing up. If you have signs of constipation this can be an indicator of more serious health conditions, which require the attention of a medical doctor.
Constipation is caused by many issues and conditions ranging from your diet to medications. Here is a list of some of the common causes of constipation:
Other causes may include irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancer, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, or hypothyroidism. As there are so many reasons you are constipated, it is vital to see a gastroenterologist to diagnose your constipation if it becomes an issue for you.
As a gastroenterologist, Dr. Silver commonly works with adults who suffer from constipation. His practice involves using diagnostic imagery including colonoscopies and upper endoscopies to get to the source of your internal disorders. This ensures that you will avoid the often ill effects of self-medicating your constipation. By going to see Dr. Silver you can get medically approved relief for your constipation that is safe and effective for your particular condition.
At Dr. Silver's practice, we are in-network with Medicare, Blue Cross, and Blue Shield. Please contact our office if you have any questions.
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