Constipation in the Older Adult

A person’s bowels can be easily disrupted or derailed. From diet and daily activity to medications and other illnesses, a lot of things impact a persons ability to produce normal and regular bowel movements. Constipation among older adults is a common problem and can be categorized in a number of ways. As you can see from our small series, Constipation in the Hospitalized Older Patient Part 1 and Part 2, there can be many causes and many treatments for various degrees of constipation. For tips on how to treat and prevent constipation in your older patients, visit Clinical Geriatrics.


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