Korean J Med.  2016 Feb;90(2):111-114. 10.3904/kjm.2016.90.2.111.

Diet and Nutritional Management in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder: Constipation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jung.keewook30@gmail.com

Abstract

Constipation is a common functional gastrointestinal symptom, the medical treatment of which is established. However, knowledge of diet and nutritional management for constipation is lacking. Based on current studies, fiber is effective in managing chronic constipation, but care should be taken in constipated patients with gaseous bloating. Increased fluid intake is controversial but may be beneficial, especially in conjunction with a stool-bulking agent. Other diet treatments lack high-quality evidence. A well-designed study to validate the effectiveness of diet, especially Korean diet, in the treatment of chronic constipation is needed.

Keyword

Constipation; Diet; Nutritional therapy

MeSH Terms

Constipation*
Diet*
Gastrointestinal Diseases*
Humans
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