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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000431882.25363.5f
Feature: DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Constipation in older adults

K. Bailes, Barbara EdD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-RC; Reeve, Kathleen DrPH, ANP-BC, FNP

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Abstract

Constipation is a common complaint in the general population, particularly among older adults. Patients present with infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Management of this uncomfortable condition involves diet, fluid intake, and medications.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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