Constipation Treatment Options
Constipation can significantly impact your life – but treatment is available at Florida Medical Clinic. Our compassionate physicians understand that many different factors can influence a person’s digestive health, from dietary choices to chronic illnesses. And, at our Department of Proctology, we don’t simply treat a patient’s symptoms; we also take the time to determine – and address – the underlying cause. This allows us to provide our patients with meaningful, long-term improvements in their health.
Prior to recommending a constipation treatment plan, our proctologists evaluate a number of factors, including the patient’s medical history, family history, lifestyle, stress levels, and other symptoms. We may also perform any number of diagnostic tests, such as imaging scans or colonoscopies. With the latest medical technologies on site, we’re able to streamline the process and help our patients get the answers they deserve.
From there, we can make individualized constipation treatment recommendations that may include:
- Dietary fiber supplements
- Stimulant and non-stimulant laxative medications
- Medications to loosen the stool
Typically, we recommend starting with conservative constipation treatment options. In most cases, patients are able to regain normal digestive habits with one or more of these therapies. However, we also offer more advanced treatments, such as colorectal surgery, as needed.
At Florida Medical Clinic, we use an innovative electronic medical record to keep track of each patient’s test results and treatment plans. Any time a patient visits a physician within the Florida Medical Clinic network, that physician can seamlessly access this information at a moment’s notice.
If you’re ready to make an appointment with one of the experienced proctologists at Florida Medical Clinic, contact us today. We’ll help you explore each of your constipation treatment options and determine which ones are most appropriate for your needs.