Functional constipation in children
Keywords: functional constipation, children, disimpaction, treatment, dietary modification, behaviour modification
AbstractConstipation is one of the most common digestive complaints that affects children. Often the exact cause is unknown and no obvious anatomical, biochemical or physiological abnormalities can be identified in the majority of cases. However, the symptoms of constipation may interfere with the quality of life of the child, as well as his/her family. This article provides an overview of functional constipation in children and the management thereof.
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