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A 60-year-old female asked:

What causes slow transit constipation, and what is the best treatment for it? at this time stimulants is the only help, but would like more options?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
1 of 3 types of cons: a functional colonic disorder -slow transit C represents ~15 to 30% of constipated patients. Theorized etiologies are disorders of the autonomic and enteric nervous system and/or a dysfunctional neuroendocrine system. can be diagnosed with a complete history, physical exam, and a battery of specific diagnostic studies :two or fewer bowel movements per week. Increase fiber , good eval for further
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