• By Joel Streed

What painkillers do to your guts: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

November 10, 2016

Turn on your TV, and you're likely to see advertisements about products and medications to help ease constipation. Some of those ads are geared toward bowel issues caused by opioid use. In a recent study, Mayo Clinic experts say that opioids, which are the most frequently used medications for chronic pain, often cause constipation.

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Camilleri discusses about how prescription painkillers can cause constipation and what you can do about it.

To listen, click the link below.

What painkillers do to your guts

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