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“THE GREATEST” TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION

Dr_Lakin_CartoonOne of the most impressive medical centers in Phoenix is the Muhamid Ali Parkinson Center at the Barrows Neurologic Institute.  They provide a full array of services for patients with Parkinon’s Disease, and one of the best pieces of advice they ever provided me and my patients is a recipe for treating constipation that I have dubbed “The Greatest” in honor of the institutes founder.

So>>>>>HERE<<<<<.…… is a great constipation recipe that many of my patients swear by.  There are others as well…and I have a link to that information too, as well as my presentation a few years ago on constipation, that remains as up to date as ever.

 MY VIDEO ON THE BACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF CONSTIPATION AND IT’S TREATMENT>>>>>HERE

 MY PODCAST…AUDIO….ON CONSTIPATION>>>>HERE

ADDITIONAL CONSTIPATION RECIPES FROM ACCURATE SOURCES ON THE INTERNET>>>>HERE

LINZESS….A NEW MEDICATION FOR CONSTIPATION AND IBS

linzessLinzess (linaclotide) is a new medication for chronic constipation that has a unique mechanism of action.    It binds for receptor sites on the cells lining the intestine, causing and increase in secretion of minerals and chemicals from those cells that result in more fluid entering the bowel, and thus enhancing the bowel movement ….making it softer and more frequent.

It appears to have a very low side-effect profile due to the fact that is it not absorbed into the body, but just acts on the surface cells of the intestine.

In addition to improving bowel movement frequency, it is able to reduce pain in patients with have constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Although experience is limited, this is a promising new medication and I have had several patients have good experience so far with this medication.  In particular, those people who have chronic constipation and have tried all the various remedies, this offers a new option that is worth considering.

LINZESS OFFICIAL SITE