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Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome in the elderly.

Abstract

Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome are very common in older persons. Constipation is over diagnosed and over treated in older persons. Lifestyle changes, osmotic laxatives, and lubiprostone are the approaches of choice for the management of constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome should be considered in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation in older persons.

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    Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University Medical Center, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1402 S. Grand Blvd., M238, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA. morley@slu.edu

    Source

    Clinics in geriatric medicine 23:4 2007 Nov pg 823-32, vi-vii

    MeSH

    Aged
    Constipation
    Humans
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    17923340

    Citation

    Morley, John E.. "Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly." Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, vol. 23, no. 4, 2007, pp. 823-32, vi-vii.
    Morley JE. Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome in the elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007;23(4):823-32, vi-vii.
    Morley, J. E. (2007). Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome in the elderly. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 23(4), pp. 823-32, vi-vii.
    Morley JE. Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 2007;23(4):823-32, vi-vii. PubMed PMID: 17923340.
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