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Possible New Treatment for Chronic Constipation: a Vibrating Capsule

By: Mira Aubuchon, MD

At MCRM, we embrace science and technology to help people have families.  We recognize and celebrate innovation in other medical specialties as well.  Recently a medicine-free pill that vibrates in the digestive tract was found in a published trial to improve constipation, with minimal side effects.  This treatment still has some ways to go before it may be approved for use, but the concept is a great example of thinking outside the box. 

Learn more: https://journals.lww.com/ajg/fulltext/2018/10001/mechanism_of_action_of_vibrant_capsule_for_the.418.aspx

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