oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Treating constipation : OTC products

Volume 6, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmacist's Assistant [ May / Jun 2006 ] 6 OTC Products Joy Zuccaroli (B. Pharm) Amayeza Info Services Constipation is defined as infrequent bowel movements, accompanied by straining and hard stools which are difficult to pass. Constipation can be difficult to identify as everyone has different bowel habits ranging from one bowel movement twice a day, to one bowel movement every two or three days. Hard stools that require straining more than 25% of the time, and that are accompanied by bleeding, pain or bloating, can indicate constipation. Preventative measures play an important role in constipation:- Drink ..

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