Only about one third of patients suffering from chronic constipation consult a physician.
Chronic constipation for three months or more is unpleasant, but treatments are available and should be discussed with a physician.
Source: Sanchez MI, Bercik P. Epidemiology and burden of chronic constipation. Can J Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct;25 Suppl B:11B-15B.