Management of the Patient with Constipation Complaint in Primary Care

Korkmaz M., Yuksel F., Unalacak M., ÜNLÜOĞLU İ.

KONURALP TIP DERGISI, vol.3, no.3, pp.35-41, 2011 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-41
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Constipation is commonly encountered symptom in the community. Prescribed medicines and admissions to health centers in order to relieve the symptoms of constipation are among causes of health expenses. For instance only in In USA, 2,5 million people admitting to a physician with the complaint of constipation each year, and more than 800 million dollars are spent in a year for laxatives.