Treating chronic constipation in older adults

  • Jacqueline van Schoor Amayeza Info Centre
Keywords: Constipation,

Abstract

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal motility disorder that may be due to a variety of causes. For many, the condition is chronic and negatively affects health-related quality of life. Chronic constipation-associated symptoms significantly interfere with the affected individual’s daily life by influencing mood, mobility, normal work, recreation and enjoyment of life.

Author Biography

Jacqueline van Schoor, Amayeza Info Centre
MPharm, BSc (Hons)
Published
2008-12-11
Section
Clinical