Talking to your patients
Patients often find it difficult to talk about constipation. Below are several resources that may help facilitate conversations with patients.
The Patient Brochure defines what constipation is and includes information about symptoms, causes, and tips to achieve relief.
The Patient Action Plan includes tips for lifestyle and diet modifications as well as a medication plan to help patients consistently follow your recommended treatment regimen.
The Exam Room Poster is designed to help patients easily, and with minimal embarrassment, define their stool type; it also includes educational information about potential causes for constipation and tips for achieving symptom relief.