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Articles March 2019 Issue

The Common Bowel Problem Nobody is Talking About

Constipation is common, and often easily corrected through dietary changes.

Itís time to talk about constipation. Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools is extremely common, particularly for older adults. Chronic constipation affects up to 40 percent of adults over age 60 and, in a 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, older adults reported this ongoing condition negatively impacted their physical and mental health, as well as their social functioning.

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