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MD, CCFP, FRCPC
MD, CCFP, ABFM
As the population is aging, physicians from all specialties are expected to see more older adults at their outpatient practices and in the acute settings.
Dyspepsia is defined as an epigastric pain or discomfort thought to originate in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
There appears to be no specific effect of aging on bowel function. It is more likely the cumulative result of decreased mobility, comorbid illness, and medication side effects that cause a higher incidence of constipation among older adults.
Low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is widely used in the prevention of cardiovascular events but can be associated with upper gastrointestinal (GI) complications, including ulcers.
Constipation is a common complaint, especially in older adults. It results in millions of physician visits per year, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent on laxatives.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
I am writing this editorial while attending on a general medical service at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Whenever I do this, my first impression is that general medicine is really acute geriatric medicine, and I am incredibly thankful for my background in geriatrics.
An understanding of the changes in gastrointestinal function that occur with aging can assist physicians in making patient care decisions.
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