In overseas communities, approximately 25 to 30% of people over the age of 65 years report themselves to be constipated
with up to 12% experiencing symptoms indicative of functional constipation (4,7-8).
People may become constipated
if they do not eat enough high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.
Many people think they are constipated
when, in fact, their bowel movements are regular.
To achieve predictable success in managing constipated
patients, it is important that underlying pathophysiologic conditions be identified objectively, so that patients amenable to aggressive medical or surgical intervention can be identified.
Zenith String Sextet Adrian Boult Hall There are many who would wish that in his chamber-music Brahms had stuck to the path indicated by his early B-flat String Sextet - sensuous, colourful and piquantly imaginative, not at all the constipated
old crust some other works evoke.
He said: "The arts has been in the grip of a bunch of constipated
old wrinklies for far too long.
SIR - The comments made by Dr Kim Howells in relation to the constipated
old wrinklies in charge of running the arts in Wales (The Western Mail, October 23) would seem to be in need of some rejuvenation.
A spokesman from GlaxoWellcome, Lotronex's manufacturer, says that some of the constipation cases occurred in women who were already constipated
and should not have been on the drug.
Now we find that frequent constipation can be a marker for colon cancer In a study of over 800 people, half of whom had colon cancer, it was found that those who were chronically constipated
had a higher risk for getting colon cancer For people who were constipated
more than 52 times in a year, the risk quadrupled.
Patients may also become sedated, cognitively impaired, and severely constipated
The dementia patient is often chronically constipated
," says the Continence Center's Galloway.
Lotronex should not be used in IBS patients who are currently constipated
or whose predominant bowel symptom is constipation.