Constipation Specialist

If you are suffering from constipation, Dr. Morris B. Silver is here to assist you at his offices in Beverly Hills or Garden Grove, CA. As a leading gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, Dr. Silver has worked with patients suffering from various stages of constipation for more than 25 years. Learn more about when you should seek medical attention for this digestive disease.

Constipation Q & A

by Morris B. Silver, MD

How Do I Know That I Have Constipation?

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.

What Are The Causes Of Constipation?

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:

  • Eating too much dairy
  • Not drinking enough water, this can cause constipation.
  • Taking excessive amounts of antacids or laxatives
  • Medications including iron pills and narcotic pain meds  

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.

How Can Dr. Silver Assist My Constipation?

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.

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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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