Diagnosis and management of chronic constipation in adults

@article{Rao2016DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of chronic constipation in adults},
  author={Satish S. C. Rao and Kulthep Rattanakovit and T. Patcharatrakul},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={13},
  pages={295-305}
}
Constipation is a heterogeneous, polysymptomatic, multifactorial disease. Acute or transient constipation can be due to changes in diet, travel or stress, and secondary constipation can result from drug treatment, neurological or metabolic conditions or, rarely, colon cancer. A diagnosis of primary chronic constipation is made after exclusion of secondary causes of constipation and encompasses several overlapping subtypes. Slow-transit constipation is characterized by prolonged colonic transit… Expand
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