Causes of constipation and treatment options
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Causes of constipation and treatment options

Deborah Rigby Continence Service Manager, Bristol and West PCT
Marlene Powell Continence Nurse Specialist, Mendip PCT

As one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the UK, this article looks at what constipation is, what causes it and explains why nurses are well placed to be effective in the management of bowel problems.

Primary Health Care. 15, 2,41-50. doi: 10.7748/phc2005.03.15.2.41.c539