Epidemiology of Constipation in Elderly Patients

@article{Lederle1995EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of Constipation in Elderly Patients},
  author={F. Lederle},
  journal={Drugs & Aging},
  year={1995},
  volume={6},
  pages={465-469}
}
  • F. Lederle
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Drugs & Aging
  • SummaryConstipation is a common complaint among elderly people, resulting in large amounts of money being spent on laxatives. Strategies for improving patient care while reducing this expenditure include: (a) counselling patients that daily bowel movements and purging are not essential to good health, (b) greater use of non-pharmacological measures such as hydration, exercise and dietary fibre, and (c) considering safety, effectiveness and cost in the selection of a laxative. Generic… CONTINUE READING
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