The Stepwise Approach to Chronic Constipation

The Stepwise Approach to Chronic Constipation

Chronic constipation (CC) is an extremely common disorder with an estimated prevalence ranging between 2% and 24%. The prevalence of CC increases with age and may reach 80% in nursing home residents. Constipation has severe consequences for the quality of life of those affected and costs to individual patients and to society in general are significant.

Modern Medicine – June/July 2018