Constipation in elderly patients. Pathogenesis and management.


The incidence of constipation appears to increase with increasing age, particularly after the age of 65. There are few data on the age-related physiological changes of colonic and anorectal function; however, anal sphincter pressures are decreased in elderly patients, while colonic transit time does not appear to be altered. The successful management of… (More)


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@article{Wald1993ConstipationIE, title={Constipation in elderly patients. Pathogenesis and management.}, author={Arnold M Wald}, journal={Drugs & aging}, year={1993}, volume={3 3}, pages={220-31} }