THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OCCASIONAL & CHRONIC CONSTIPATION
Sudden or short periods of difficult, infrequent, or incomplete bowel movements may be occasional constipation. Constipation symptoms that keep coming back or seem to last for a long time—more than 3 months—could indicate a medical condition known as chronic constipation.
TIME TO TALK ABOUT YOUR SYMPTOMS?
Don’t wait for your annual visit, or even your next visit. If you’re experiencing symptoms of constipation over and over again, talk to a doctor to see if it could be IBS-C (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation) or CIC (Chronic Idiopathic Constipation).TALK TO A DOCTOR ONLINE
YOUR CONSTIPATION COULD BE CHRONIC, NOT OCCASIONAL
Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) are types of chronic constipation. “Idiopathic” means the cause is unknown.
SYMPTOMS OF IBS-C
- Lumpy or hard stools
- Incomplete bowel movements
- Fewer than 3 bowel movements a week
- Abdominal (belly) pain
LINZESS IS FOR ADULTS WITH IBS-C OR CIC
LINZESS is a prescription treatment that helps you have more frequent and complete bowel movements and helps relieve belly pain and overall abdominal symptoms* (pain, discomfort, and bloating) associated with IBS-C.
*Abdominal symptoms were studied in combination, not individually.
“LINZESS is a
once-daily capsule that helps adults proactively manage their symptoms.”
Doctor. Susan Lucak,