HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is treating chronic constipation at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.
It is an ugly problem that can often have a simple solution.
Constipation is ugly itself, but it also creates ugly issues like pain with bowel movements, hemorrhoids, or bleeding.
There are temporary treatments like over-the counter stool softeners, laxatives, and suppositories.
Long term, the problem can be fixed with adequate fluids and daily fiber intake and physical exercise.