Brenda F. Johnson has 25 years experience and works as a RN at Gi Lab.
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Americans suffer from many bowel issues with constipation being on the top of the list. We can blame our diet, inactivity, not enough fluids, mechanical problems, and pain medication but whatever the reason, constipation all to often affects our daily living. There is a relatively new terminology describing a very specific type of constipation called Opioid induced constipation. OIC is a result of taking opioids for chronic pain relief