According to Ananya Mandal, MD of the Medical News “Constipation is defined as reduced stool frequency or
less than 3 times per week or difficulty passing stools, or both. Difficulty in passing stools include straining,
incomplete bowel movements or a feeling of incomplete evacuation after defecation, passing hard/lumpy
stools and a prolonged time interval between two bowel movements.
Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) is defined as the chronic presence of these symptoms. It is called
idiopathic because the cause of this type of constipation is unknown and it is not caused by underlying illness
Dr. Mandal says that symptoms of chronic idiopathic constipation include:
• Constipation or difficulty in passing stools
• Hard and lumpy stools
• Straining when defecating
• Feeling of incomplete evacuation after completion
• Abdominal pain
• Abdominal discomfort and bloating
• Excessive flatulence
• Poorer physical functioning
• Poor social functioning
• Decreased quality of life and perception of health
If you have Chronic Idiopathic Constipation then we may have a research study for you. With only two drugs
currently approved for the treatment of CIC in this country there is obvious need for new and better
medications and many pharmaceutical companies are pursuing new treatments. Horizons is often asked to
help by conducting studies for these investigational medications.
If we are currently conducting a study, or studies, then we may be able to enroll you immediately. If we don’t
currently have an enrolling study we can place you in our database in order to reach out to you first when a
new study comes up. Typically enrollment is limited for these studies.
To participate or for more information, please call us at 303-399-4067, or complete the form below.
We look forward to hearing from you!