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Cost of constipation

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Bowel Independence Day - 10th July 2020

To mark Bowel Independence Day on 10th July, we will be launching the third edition of the Cost of Constipation report. This important report has been updated with new data for 2020.

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The Cost of Constipation report

Constipation: a symptom many of us have experienced transiently, and which generally improves with a slight lifestyle change and maybe a single dose of over-the-counter laxatives. But for many people in the UK, the symptom is not short-lived and can cause major impairment of quality of life. This report summarises the breadth of this disruption including:

– Cost to the individual
– Financial burden to the NHS


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