Episode 66: Constipation in the Elderly with Dr. Kevin


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Dear Listeners,

Constipation, or decrease in stool frequency and hardening in stool consistency, is a common issue in the elderly and can affect their quality of life significantly.

Dr. Kevin has a 4 step approach to constipation in the elderly. Step one is making the diagnosis, remembering that constipation is a symptom with an underlying cause. Step two is ruling out any red flags, including ones that suggest a malignancy. Step three is identifying any contributing factors, including any physical barriers for the patient to go to the bathroom. Finally, step four is to treat the whole patient.

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Posted on 30/03/2020 by Dr. Dimitre

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