What is the role of patient education in the management of constipation?

Updated: Jul 05, 2019
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patient education regarding constipation typically involves instructions for improving dietary management. Dietary deficiency requires increased fluid and fiber supplementation for life. For patients who implement recommended dietary changes, the prognosis is excellent.

For patient education resources, see the Digestive Disorders Center, as well as Constipation (Adults) and Constipation in Children (Infants).


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