oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Making sense of laxatives : gut health
|Article Title||Making sense of laxatives : gut health|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Spring 2012|
|Pages||10 - 12|
Constipation can be defined as a reduced frequency of defecation that results in the production of hard stools that are difficult to pass. In essence, it is a change in bowel habits (in a particular individual) from what is considered to be the norm. This is because what is "normal" is different for different people. It might be usual for a patient to have three bowel movements per day, whereas someone else might normally have only three bowel movements per week.
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