Constipation and dietary fiber intake in children.

  title={Constipation and dietary fiber intake in children.},
  author={H Juhling Mcclung and Lorna Boyne and Leo A Heitlinger},
  volume={96 5 Pt 2},
OBJECTIVE Severe constipation in children is associated with rectal overdistension and insensitivity. Treatment typically involves three phases: disimpaction (days to weeks), laxative use (months), and a high-fiber diet (lifelong). The purpose of this survey is a discussion of therapies that recognize the unique problems that children with severe constipation have. METHODS Four-day diet logs were obtained from children who had no history of chronic bowel disease. Their intake of dietary fiber… CONTINUE READING

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