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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Elderly

Bowel disorders are more likely to arise in seniors but there is often confusion in differentiating between the various conditions affecting the bowels. A common diagnosis that does not identify any specific abnormality is irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. It is a term ascribed to certain symptoms affecting the gut when no disease can be […]

Constipation in the Elderly (Infrequent Bowel Movements, Hard Stools)

There is no set definition for normal frequency of bowel movements but it is accepted that a person will pass stool anywhere between 3 times a day to 3 times a week. Defecation should not be difficult and the stool should be passed without strain or pain. Normal stool is firm yet soft, the shape […]

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