Constipation in elderly patients. Pathogenesis and management.

Abstract

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} }