An understanding of the changes in gastrointestinal function that occur with aging can assist physicians in making patient care decisions.
Nausea and emesis are distressing symptoms that can contribute to malnutrition, dehydration, and decreased quality of life in older patients.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is traditionally considered a disorder of young adulthood; however, it affects adults of all ages, including older adults.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the older adult offers challenges for diagnosis and treatment; however, very little research has been done in this regard.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
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