Effects of psyllium therapy on stool characteristics, colon transit and anorectal function in chronic idiopathic constipation Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastroenterology
  • Societies, Medical

abstract

  • Psyllium increases stool frequency and weight and improves stool consistency in idiopathic constipation. These effects are not associated with significant changes in either colonic or rectal motor function. We suggest that the beneficial effects of psyllium in constipation are primarily related to a facilitation of the defecatory process.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2036.1995.tb00433.x

PubMed ID

  • 8824651

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 639

end page

  • 47

volume

  • 9

number

  • 6