Decreased sleep associated with constipation among U.S adults

Both decreased and increased sleep correlated with constipation among U.S. adults in a nationwide survey, with too little sleep persistently increasing risk by 30% after adjusting for other factors, according to data from Digestive Disease Week.“It’s relevant to ask your patients about sleep because sleep can have an impact of their bowels,” Kyle Staller, MD, MPH, director of the GI Motility Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “When people are having periods where they areRead More

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