Chronic constipation can cause pain and discomfort, often diminishing one’s quality of life. Left untreated, constipation can lead to hemorrhoids, fecal impaction in which stool becomes too hard to expel naturally, and even rectal prolapse, a condition in which some of the rectal tissue slips through the anus. Further, many constipated patients tend to overuse laxatives, which can damage one’s intestinal tract.
Constipation can also be indicative of a more serious problem affecting your long-term gastrointestinal health. If you are suffering from constipation, don’t hesitate to call 310.271.1122 for a consultation with board-certified gastroenterologist Dr. Peyton Berookim.
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