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Posture Matters When Relieving Constipation – When Laxatives Are Not Enough

Dr. Darren Brenner shares the importance of posture and position when relieving constipation.

When Laxatives Are Not Enough: Will Asking the Right Questions Lead to the Correct Diagnosis and Appropriate Treatment?

Darren Brenner, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology at Northwestern University shares the importance of posture and position when it comes to relieving constipation. A simple step stool can elevate the knees higher than the hips, allowing for a forward lean on the knees. Learn more of these pearls to share with your patients. Register for an upcoming CME conference and attend via LIVE webcast or In Person.


Darren M. Brenner, MD

Darren M. Brenner, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Darren M. Brenner is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology at Northwestern University and serves as Director of the Neurogastromotility and Interdisciplinary Bowel Dysfunction programs, and Motts Tonelli GI Physiology Laboratory. Dr. Brenner focuses his clinical and research pursuits on a wide range of motility topics including IBS, constipation, opioid related constipation, fecal incontinence, gastroparesis and scleroderma. He has published more than 175 articles, abstracts, and online materials on these subjects, and has lectured both nationally and internationally in these areas. He acts as a reviewer and editor for multiple GI peer-reviewed journals and is a former associate editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He serves as a member of the board of directors for the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, on the Rome Foundation committee on clinical trial design, and serves or has served on multiple AGA and ACG committees including research, education, and digital publications and communications. He is also the acting governor representative to the American College of Gastroenterology from the state of Illinois. Dr. Brenner is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and Rome Foundation. He has been appointed to the peer perspective board of Helio Gastroenterology and has been named to the Helio 200 top innovators in gastroenterology and hepatology and Best Doctors in America lists.

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