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Constipation in Adults (cont.)

What is the treatment for constipation in adults?

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If the patient's bowel is not blocked, realistic goals of medical treatment must be established between the patient and health care professional.

  • All cases will require dietary advice. Treatment may be difficult, particularly in those with chronic constipation.
  • The doctor may prescribe bulk-forming agents in addition to dietary changes.
  • Increased activity in the elderly and regular exercise in younger people will help.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/7/2014

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