WHAT IS CONSTIPATION?
Constipation is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms of incomplete elimination of stool, difficulty passing stool, or both. Some elderly typically experience other symptoms such as:
HOW CAN IT HAPPEN AMONG ELDERLY?
Constipation is associated with chronic disease processes (Parkinson disease, stroke, diabetes etc), medication use, and psychosocial issues (anxiety, depression).
HOW TO MANAGE FECAL IMPACTION PROBLEM?
Fecal impaction should be treated with: