Gastrointestinal System - Pediatric/Paediatric Constipation

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The overarching goal is to restore normal bowel habits where stools are soft and passed without discomfort at least three times a week. For children with functional constipation, other goals are to resolve rectal impaction and to re-establish normal muscular tone of the lower colon.
The nutrition goal is to focus on fluid and fibre to help avoid an episode of passing large, hard and painful stool in children, which can result in anal fissure, voluntary stool retention and
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Last Updated: 2019-04-16