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A New Treatment for Chronic Constipation
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment option for chronic constipation.
New Option for Opioid-Induced Constipation
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an oral tablet formulation for Relistor.
More Tummy Troubles for Kids with Autism
Caring for a child with autism comes with struggles, and many parents may find that stomach problems in kids may be part of those struggles.
Men With IBS Had More Social Stress Than Women
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can produce painful symptoms like stomach cramping. And while there are many ways to treat IBS and help patients to have normal lives, one gender may feel more social stress from the disorder than the other.
FDA Approves New Rx for Constipation Caused by Opioids
Opioid painkillers bring needed relief to many patients, but they also come with a host of side effects — one of the most common being constipation. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new medication to ease this uncomfortable side effect.
FDA Approves Movantik for Opioid-Induced Constipation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.
Digestive Disorders Task Force Issues New Treatment Guidelines
The right food and medicine can be key to managing irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. Specialists in those diseases recently updated treatment standards for patients with these conditions.
Complications of Constipation
At one point or another, almost everyone gets constipated. Fortunately, most cases can be resolved with simple changes to diet and exercise. Sometimes, though, constipation can lead to complications.
New Rx May Relieve Constipation Caused by Painkillers
Many people deal with constipation at some point in their lives, but for people on particularly strong medications for pain, constipation can be a chronic complaint. One investigational medication may provide relief.
Home Remedies for an Upset Stomach
The occasional stomach ache might not be bad enough to warrant a trip to the doctor’s office, but it can still be uncomfortable. There are numerous ways to relieve such belly aches on your own.