Managing Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Everyone will occasionally have a tough time with regularity. Having less than 3 movements a week, though, means someone is experiencing constipation. If this is occurring for a long period of time, or if it keeps returning, and the reason why is unclear, this may be chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). (The term idiopathic means that the cause is unknown). This is actually a fairly common occurrence that can affect more than 1 in 10 people, according to some studies.


Symptoms of CIC

In addition to infrequent bowel movements, those who suffer from chronic idiopathic constipation also feel they have to strain and feel as though something is blocking stool. They often feel as though they had an incomplete evacuation and what stool they do produce is hard and lumpy. In some cases, they may even resort to using their fingers to help remove the stool. In addition, they often feel pain, discomfort, and bloating.

Treatment Options

Luckily, there are many treatment options available for sufferers of chronic idiopathic constipation. The following are some treatments to potentially consider if you suffer from CIC.

Trulance – The company claims that in 12-week trials, Trulance was shown to increase people’s bowel movements by 2 a week over those taking placebos; those taking this medication regularly averaged 5 movements per week. It also increased the quality of the movements, so that they were less hard and lumpy. The company says only those over 18 years of age should take it, and those who take it should do so every day for optimal results.

The makers of this medication offer a savings card which, when activated, can get interested individuals a 90-day supply for just $25. Furthermore, eligible patients who need financial assistance or who are enrolled in Medicare Part D can often get Trulance at no cost.


Celeb Facts - Celebrities Who Suffer From High Blood Pressure

  1. Toni Braxton discovered she had high blood pressure in 2004, which is the same time she found out she also has pericarditis. The singer and actress has been able to keep her healthy going strong thanks to medication and to an active lifestyle. Recently, however, she was diagnosed with Lupus.
  2. John Singleton, director, producer, and screenwriter, suffered a massive stroke on April 28, 2019. SIngleton was struggling with high blood pressure long before his stroke, though. His family used his death as a chance to educate and raise awareness about how many African American men and women actually suffer from high blood pressure.
  3. Everybody knows who Oprah Winfrey is, but what you may not know is that the former talk show host and businesswoman has high blood pressure. Many of her issues are probably related to her yo-yoing weight, but recently she has had it under control.
  4. American Idol winner, David Cook, has also been dealing with high blood pressure since his stint on the show in 2008. After a taping in August 2008, he was rushed to the hospital due to high blood pressure. At the time, it seems his blood pressure is under control, thanks to medicine.
  5. Jerome Lester Horwitz, better known as Curly Howard in Three Stooges comedic trio, was diagnosed in 1945 with high blood pressure. The comedian reported feeling a decline in energy and was also diagnosed with hypertension and obesity. His health forced him to leave the comedy group a year later.

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