Behavioural therapy effective for chronic constipation

Patients suffering chronic intractable constipation despite standard treatment are likely to get relief from behavioral therapy, say Melbourne researchers.

Their study looked at 230 patients who were referred for behavioral therapy, 180 of whom completed the course.

Around 70% of referrals and 92% of those who completed the treatment reported subjective improvement, data showed.

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