Constipation in old age.

@article{Gallagher2009ConstipationIO,
  title={Constipation in old age.},
  author={Paul Francis Gallagher and Denis O'Mahony},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={875-87}
}
The prevalence of constipation increases with age. However, constipation is not a physiological consequence of normal ageing. Indeed, the aetiology of constipation in older people is often multifactorial with co-morbid diseases, impaired mobility, reduced dietary fibre intake and prescription medications contributing significantly to constipation in many instances. A detailed clinical history and physical examination including digital rectal examination is usually sufficient to uncover the… CONTINUE READING

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