Constipation in the Elderly

Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool persisting for several weeks.

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  • Caring for a Senior with Chronic Constipation

    It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.

  • 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.

  • Constipation: What Causes It and How Is It Treated?

    Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. Why do elderly people get constipated and what can be done to alleviate it?

  • 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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