Constipation can not always be managed with changes in lifestyle Awareness of the causes of constipation and its pharmacological management are important. The presentation will cover: The definition of constipation What causes constipation Investigations The pharmacalogical management of constipation, including use of: – bulking agents – osmotic agents – stool softeners – stimulant laxatives Watching this presentation and completing the assessment can contribute towards assessable Continuing Professional Development points. Presenter: Dr Katie Ellard, MBBS, FRACP Katie Ellard is a gastroenterologist who works in private practice in St Leonards, Sydney. She is involved in the education of medical students at the University of Sydney and at the University of Notre Dame. Her particular interests are inflammatory bowel disease and functional disease of the gut, as well as quality assurance issues in gastroenterology. Registration includes Access to recording of webinar Copy of presentation notes Multiple-choice questions and answers Registration types Recording: $38 to receive a DVD recording of the webinar and associated documents by post Subscription: $33 monthly to receive all Education in Nutrition recordings (minimum 24 a year)

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