Managing Constipation in the Older Adult

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Constipation is a medical issue to be taken seriously, particularly when present in the older adult. Older adults are considered to be a primary at-risk group for chronic constipation. In fact, it’s estimated that older adults are five times more likely to develop constipated-related problems than younger adults.

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Constipation is often defined as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. It also encompasses the passing of hard, dry bowel motions that are infrequent, difficult to pass, or both. Constipation can usually be prevented and treated by maintaining a high fibre diet, increasing water intake and exercising regularly.

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Information good
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import review of this common problem
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Brooke-Lynn Mann
06 Nov 2020
Good foundational information about constipation and prevention. Very applicable and easily implemented to improve patient care and comfort l.
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Very good resource
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