Navigation Links
Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
Date:1/28/2013

MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Some treatments are more effective than others for relieving constipation in seniors, according to a new review.

And laxatives aren't always enough, researchers say.

Constipation is common in seniors and can have serious health consequences and affect quality of life. Excessive straining in frail elderly people can cause them to faint and put them at risk of injury or falling, or restrict blood flow to the heart and brain.

Chronic constipation can lead to fecal impaction, a large lump of hard stool that remains stuck in the rectum. Fecal impaction can cause nausea, pain and loss of appetite.

"Given the growing proportion of older adults in North America, effective management of constipation by health care professionals will be increasingly necessary," Dr. Dov Gandell, of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, and colleagues wrote in an article appearing Jan. 28 in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

The authors reviewed the latest evidence on the effectiveness and safety of treatments for constipation in seniors and found that osmotic agents such as polyethylene glycol and lactulose are effective in increasing the secretion of water in the colon. These agents (especially lactulose), however, can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea, according to a journal news release.

Soluble fibers, such as psyllium are often used to treat constipation, but the researchers found strong evidence for their effectiveness. Naturally derived stimulant laxatives such as senna and cascara have been shown to be helpful but may become less effective with long-term use.

Although increased fluid intake and exercise were not shown to be effective ways to relieve constipation, they do provide other health benefits and are recommended for seniors, according to the review authors.

They outlined a nine-step process to help doctors manage seniors with constipatio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans New Prescription Only, All-Natural Ultra Burn Diet Pills
2. Researchers uncover genes role in rheumatoid arthritis, findings pave way for new treatments
3. hCGTreatments/Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Reveals Medical Weight Loss Tailored Around Holiday Eating
4. Central Region of Ghana Infected With Syphilis and HIV According to the HSS Report – VyGone Offers Treatments.
5. 2 novel treatments for retinitis pigmentosa move closer to clinical trials
6. UGA research offers new targets for stroke treatments
7. Dr. Sam Speron Says Winter Time Is A Great Opportunity For Laser Vein Removal Treatments
8. Probiotic Action Spokesperson Reacts to New Treatments Being Developed for Teen Acne
9. Kids May Be at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk If Parents Had Infertility Treatments
10. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Adds Prescription Strength Saffron Extract Diet Pills to Their Exhaustive Product Line
11. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Introduces New hCG Diet Plan, Safer than Surgery with Equal Weight Loss Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
(Date:9/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... their team will be participating at the highly anticipated Mississippi Gulf Babypalooza on ... mothers coming from all over, from Gulfport, Biloxi, and beyond. We will be ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... When looking at the types of people who have ... of two categories: those that have a weak appetite or those that have a fast ... to gain weight, CB-1 Weight Gainer gives three tips for slowing down metabolism. , The ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... Earl Jones will be hosting an upcoming VOICES IN AMERICA segment that highlights the ... that discusses why it is important for the workplace to be healthier, the effects ... environment. , Employers are out billions of dollars year after year due to sick ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The partnership will leverage Fidson’s strong and ... to promote LodonalTM in Nigeria. The distribution will become effective, upon completion of ... the product. , Managing Director, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Dr Fidelis Ayebae, expressed that ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... listed among the most influential leaders in healthcare, will offer the keynote address ... take place October 15-16, 2015, in Palm Harbor, Florida, at the Innisbrook Resort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:State Farm Agent EJ Roberts to Help Expecting Mothers at the Mississippi Gulf Babypalooza 2Health News:CB-1 Weight Gainer Gives Three Tips for Slowing Down Metabolism 2Health News:CB-1 Weight Gainer Gives Three Tips for Slowing Down Metabolism 3Health News:James Earl Jones Hosts a New "Voices In America" Piece on Making the Workplace Healthier 2Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 2Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 3Health News:Fidson Partners US Firms on New Product Marketing 4Health News:ACO Coalition Meeting to Feature Leapfrog’s Leah Binder 2Health News:ACO Coalition Meeting to Feature Leapfrog’s Leah Binder 3
... ... information on sexual health and sexual medicine easily accessible to the public and to ... TWSHF board of directors voted to dissolve the non-profit and donate its assets to ... ...
... , , , ... scientist M. Elizabeth "Betz" Halloran, M.D., M.P.H., D.S.c., has been awarded ... honor bestowed upon members of the American Association for the Advancement ... researcher in the Hutchinson Center,s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute and ...
... , LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 ... and Energy-X lip balms, today announced the launch of ... heating/cooling treatment packs are specifically designed to reduce swelling ... variety of applications. Researchers behind Thermal-Aid created a line ...
... , Charmaine Yoest Urges "Comprehensive Respect for Life" in ... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Americans United for Life Action President, ... Harry Reid as he considers a manager,s amendment - the Majority ... bill. The letter urges Senator Reid to include "specific language that ...
... from physician, study finds , THURSDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) ... parents to place infants on their backs to go to ... SIDS, researchers have found. , Since the U.S. government launched ... infants placed on their backs at sleep time has increased ...
... fall down on prevention, experts say , THURSDAY, Dec. ... getting better at treating heart attacks and other cardiovascular ... for preventing them, according to new statistics from the ... exercise, too much weight. , In fact, 59 percent ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Women's Sexual Health Foundation to Transfer Assets to the National Vulvodynia Association 2Health News:The Women's Sexual Health Foundation to Transfer Assets to the National Vulvodynia Association 3Health News:M. Elizabeth Halloran Named AAAS Fellow 2Health News:M. Elizabeth Halloran Named AAAS Fellow 3Health News:M. Elizabeth Halloran Named AAAS Fellow 4Health News:Thermal-Aid Bears Provide Warm Comfort to Children at Penny Lane for the Holidays 2Health News:Pro-Life Leader Sends Urgent Letter to Senator Reid 2Health News:Doctor's Orders Influence Baby's Sleep Position 2Health News:Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down 2Health News:Obesity, Inactivity Keeping Heart Health Stats Down 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... LONDON , Sept. 2, 2015 ... coil is used to treat an unruptured and ... artery wall). The treatment is either known as ... procedure, the endovascular coil blocks the blood flow ... usually performed under general anaesthesia by an interventional ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU ... dressings have steadily replaced traditional bandages and gauze ... wound indications, such as trauma wounds, burns, and ... physical protection become increasingly critical in wound healing, ... therapy. This report focuses on nine market ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... NEW YORK , Sept. 2, 2015   ... of the most common laboratory technologies that is used ... and antibodies in solution. ELISA test uses various types ... alkaline phosphatases and the result is detected by photometry ... in the treatment of various infectious diseases such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Neuroendovascular Coil Market 2015-2019 2Advanced Wound Dressings - 5EU Analysis and Market Forecasts 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 2Global Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) Testing Market 2015-2019 3
... May 3, 2011 Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL ) ... 2011. For the first quarter of 2011, Rigel reported ... to a net loss of $22.3 million, or $0.43 per share, ... the first quarter of 2011 and 2010 were 52.3 million and ...
... Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a biopharmaceutical ... today announced dosing of the first patient in a ... cenderitide.  The trial is being conducted pursuant to Nile,s ... clinical step towards developing cenderitide as a treatment for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 2Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 3Rigel Announces First Quarter Financial Results 4Nile Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase I Study of Cenderitide 2Nile Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase I Study of Cenderitide 3
The Perfecta PDA components provide the design and material choice imperative in today's cost conscious medical climate....
The proximally modular S-ROM Total Hip System provides custom capability at non-custom prices and is competitive with conventional porous coated systems....
The proximally modular S-ROM Total Hip System provides custom capability at non-custom prices and is competitive with conventional porous coated systems....
Severe revision options for the knee and hip...
Medicine Products: