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Can constipation affect any age group?

Although constipation is more commonly seen in the elderly, it can affect anyone, at any age. Young children often get constipation; this usually passes when they drink more water and eat foods with more dietary fiber.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Irritable bowel syndrome


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