Current Management of Chronic Constipation in Japan [Published online Keio J Med, 72, 95-101, by J-STAGE]

[Published online The Keio Journal of Medicine Vol.72, 95-101, by J-STAGE]
<Title:> Current Management of Chronic Constipation in Japan
<Author(s):> Tatsuhiro Masaoka
<Corresponding author E-Mill:> masaoka(at)
<Abstract:> Constipation is a complicated condition. Chronic constipation is diagnosed when constipation occurs for more than 3 months. Chronic constipation is classified using patient symptoms and the pathophysiology. New therapeutic agents to treat chronic constipation have recently been approved in Japan. However, treatments for constipation that is refractory to traditional laxatives have been approved, an algorithm for the treatment of chronic constipation has not yet been developed. The accumulation of knowledge and data is necessary to develop a new algorithm.
<Keywords:> chronic constipation, treatment

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