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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.

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.

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 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?

When the person you are caring for has stopped eating or only picks at the food on their plate, your first reaction is to push them to eat. Instead, consider the underlying reasons for their diminished appetite and how they can be addressed.