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Constipation and risk factors in the elderly

Constipation and risk factors in the elderly

Minor illness clinic

Alison Griffiths
Advanced Primary Nurse
Evercare Project Wandsworth PCT

Although this article will concentrate on the elderly, it must be remembered that constipation affects human beings of all ages, from the very young to the very elderly. It affects both males and females and is seen in all races and social classes.(1) There is not only the cost to the sufferer in the form of pain, discomfort and loss of quality of life: there is a further aspect to be considered.

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