Chronic constipation: Update on management

Umar Hayat, Mohannad Dugum, Samita Garg

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Managing chronic constipation involves identifying and treating secondary causes, instituting lifestyle changes, prescribing pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies, and, occasionally, referring for surgery. Several new drugs have been approved, and others are in the pipeline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-408
Number of pages12
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2017


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