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Urol Nurs. 2007 Jun;27(3):191-200, 212; quiz 201.

Evaluating and managing constipation in the elderly.

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  • 1Department of Urology, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

Constipation is common in the elderly because of age-related physiologic changes and polypharmacy. Secondary constipation is treated by correcting underlying pathology or reducing predisposing factors. Primary constipation is amenable to dietary adjustments, education and behavioral training, and laxatives when necessary.

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