Constipation in adults: diagnosis and management.

  title={Constipation in adults: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Vanessa C Costilla and Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein},
  journal={Current treatment options in gastroenterology},
  volume={12 3},
OPINION STATEMENT Symptoms of constipation occur at all ages, with the greatest prevalence in individuals older than 60 years of age. It is estimated that 35 million individuals suffer from constipation in the USA, but only a small number will ever be diagnosed. Patients identify constipation symptoms differently than physicians. Whereas a patient may define their constipation by symptoms of bloating, distension, feeling of incomplete evacuation, abdominal discomfort, hard stools, and excessive… CONTINUE READING
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