CONSTIPATION IN THE ELDERLY

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Issue: 
6
Year: 
2012

T.G. Dasko, Prof. V.N. Petrov I.I. Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University Medical College Two, Saint Petersburg

The paper presents the causes of constipation in the elderly and the principles of their diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The specific features of nutrition and use of laxatives for chronic constipation are described.

Keywords: 
constipation in the elderly
causes
diagnosis
prevention
treatment



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