Chronic constipation

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.

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