Jackie Joyner-Kersee discusses her battle with Opioid-Induced Constipation.

“During my time as a world-class Olympic track and field athlete, I competed at the highest possible level over the course of a 20-year period – but a rigorous Olympic career can take a toll on one’s body. To help relieve pain, I was prescribed opioid medication by my health care provider. However, I soon learned that, while opioids helped me manage the pain, they also caused me a side effect.”

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