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Constipation management

Guideline objectives: to provide information regarding current best practice for the prevention of constipation
through the use of nutrition for all ages and all types of EB; promote increased oral intake of fibre-containing foods and fluids; encourage regular pain free bowel movement; reduce risk of chronic constipation, faecal impaction, pain and rectal bleeding, anal stricture; be used as a tool for prevention and treatment of constipation when there is no access to a specialist dietitian; encourage collaboration from around the world by the inclusion and addition of high fibre food table.

Target users: patients, parents and carers, dietitians and nutritionists, dermatologists, paediatricians, gastroenterologists, nurses, dentists, surgeons, psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiologists, and general practitioners.

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Preventative nutritional care guideline constipation management for children and adults with epidermolysis bullosa (EB)
Published 2020 | Funded by DEBRA UK

Topics covered in this booklet include:

  • what is constipation?

  • incidence of constipation in EB

  • what is the role of fibre?

  • the causes of constipation in EB

  • prevention of constipation

  • evidence tables

  • supportive treatment