Constipation in the Elderly

Information, tips and advice for caregivers of seniors dealing with infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool persisting for several weeks.

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  • Caring for a Senior With Chronic Constipation

    Constipation in elderly individuals is common but often overlooked. Use this guide to learn how aging affects the digestive system, symptoms to look for, and methods of preventing constipation and dangerous complications.

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  • The Bedtime Combo that Keeps Me "Regular"

    I hate being constipated, and I suspect you feel that way, too. Here's my secret recipe that spells R-E-L-I-E-F.

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  • Constipation in the Elderly

    Occasional constipation is one of many common bowel problems in the elderly. Learn about symptoms to look for, possible causes and treatment options that can help minimize discomfort.

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  • Caring for a Loved One with Fecal Incontinence

    Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.

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