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What are the treatment options for chronic constipation?

The easiest treatment for your chronic constipation is to increase fiber and fluids and decrease fat in your diet. Your doctor may take you off certain medications that add to constipation. Laxatives may be used sparingly, as they can inhibit your body's natural elimination functions. If an underlying disease or disorder is the cause, treatment for the disease may relieve the constipation. As a last resort, surgery to repair or remove non-functioning areas of your intestines may be recommended.

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