Woman struggling with opioid-induced constipation

What Is Opioid-Induced Constipation?

Opioids can trigger a specific type of constipation known as opioid-induced constipation. Opioids work by binding to receptors in the body known as opioid receptors. When these receptors are activated, they block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. However, opioids can also affect the digestive system in a number of ways. For example,…