Constipation and dietary fiber intake in children.

@article{Mcclung1995ConstipationAD,
  title={Constipation and dietary fiber intake in children.},
  author={H Juhling Mcclung and Lorna Boyne and Leo A Heitlinger},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1995},
  volume={96 5 Pt 2},
  pages={999-1000}
}
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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