Chronic functional constipation is also known as idiopathic constipation.
Chronic functional constipation does not have a physical (anatomical) or physiological (hormonal or other body chemistry cause). It may have a neurological, psychological and psychosomatic cause.
Chronic functional constipation is prevalent in all age groups.
The major symptoms experienced are three or fewer bowel movements per week, feeling of incomplete evacuation, hard or lumpy stools, sensation of blockage or straining during bowel movements.
Chronic functional constipation may have many different causes.
They are usually changes in diet, physical activity and lifestyle & primary motor dysfunctions. Recent research suggest the alteration of the gut microbiota to be the basic pathophysiologic mechanism of chronic functional constipation.
L. reuteri in Ezegut decreases the proliferation of methanogens that slow the intestinal transit via methane production.
Ezegut increases the intestinal fermentation that enhances the colonic peristalsis.
Increased intestinal fermentation enhances the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFA’s), lowering the intracolonic pH, reducing transit time as a result improving defecation frequency and stool form.