IBS-C IS A CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION
If you’re suffering from constipation with abdominal (belly) symptoms that return again and again, you may have a type of chronic constipation called Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C).
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF IBS-C?
IBS-C patients typically experience constipation with abdominal (belly) symptoms.
- Lumpy or hard stools
- Fewer than 3 bowel movements a week
- Incomplete bowel movements
- Abdominal (belly) pain
WHAT CAUSES IBS-C?
The cause of IBS-C is unknown, but researchers believe several factors may contribute to the condition.
The colon may be absorbing too much fluid from stools, or the muscles in the colon may be moving too slowly. This can cause stools to become dry, hard, and difficult to pass.
The nerves in the intestines may be extra sensitive, causing sufferers to feel more belly pain or discomfort than those who do not have IBS-C.
There could be a miscommunication between the brain and the bowel (gut) that causes a change in bowel movements.
WHILE ESTIMATES VARY, AS MANY AS 11.5 MILLION ADULTS IN THE U.S. MAY HAVE IBS-C
OVER 3 MILLION PATIENTS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED LINZESS*
LINZESS is a once-daily prescription treatment for adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) or Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC). It helps relieve belly pain as well as overall abdominal symptoms, and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements that are easier to pass.
*IQVIA Total Patient Tracker – June 2020
“Within about a week I noticed I was having more frequent bowel movements.”
Diagnosed with IBS-C in 2012