NICE CKS—constipation in adults

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This summary has been developed for use by community pharmacists under our Guidelines for Pharmacy title, it therefore only covers the information relevant to this setting, and is deliberately concise. Areas covered in the summary include: advice for those with the condition, management (short-duration and chronic), secondary causes of the ...

Constipation is a symptom-based disorder which describes defecation that is unsatisfactory because of infrequent stools, difficulty passing stools, or the sensation of incomplete emptying. This summary covers secondary causes, self-management advice, managing short-duration and chronic consipation, and adverse effects of laxatives.

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