Managing symptoms of constipation

This CPD module provides an update on the management of constipation in adults. After reading this module you should be able to explain to patients the likely causes of constipation and suggest possible solutions.

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This CPD module provides an update on the diagnosis and management of constipation in adults.

After reading this module you should be able to assess patients with symptoms of constipation and provide dietary and lifestyle guidance. You should also be able to help patients wanting to purchase laxatives including implementing the restrictions that were placed on the supply of OTC laxatives in August 2020. 

Contributing author: Dr Martin Duerden FRCGP, medical adviser, diploma in therapeutics, Cardiff University.

With additional input from Professor Alison Blenkinsopp.

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