[Gastrointestinal surgery and gastroenterology. X. Obstipation: treatment].

Treatment of the symptom of constipation is usually symptomatic. Correction of abnormal lifestyle and dietary habits may constitute a sufficient treatment of constipation. In addition, bulk-forming agents and osmotically active laxatives may be used. Only when these measurements are insufficiently effective, may more drastic treatment options such as… CONTINUE READING