Constipation is a common symptom that presents more often in women and as patients get older. What are the primary and secondary causes of chronic constipation? What are some of the differentiating factors between chronic constipation and IBS-C? Dr. David Peura, professor of medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, joins host Dr. Mark DeLegge to discuss algorithms for diagnosing chronic constipation. When are lifestyle changes not enough for treating chronic constipation, and what are the most effective alternatives?