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Problems of the Lower Intestine Constipation – infrequent or difficult bowel movements; common in pregnant women, the elderly, Down’s Syndrome; caused by fluid imbalance, GI disease, laxative abuse, inactivity, and medications; treat with high fiber diet, fluids, exercise, and hydrophilic colloids (i.e. Metamucil) Diarrhea
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Unformatted text preview: – frequent watery stools; intestinal contents moves too quickly, or excess fluids are drawn into the intestine; caused by medications, viral or bacterial infections, indigestible food additives, irritable bowel syndrome, and lactose intolerance; clear liquids or oral rehydration formula, then progressive diet....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 220 taught by Professor Mercer during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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