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Alert: Constipation and Bowel Obstructions

Talking about constipation can be embarrassing, but it is essential for good health, especially for those we support. A 2021 article* indicates that around 40% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experienced constipation – which can severely impact a person’s quality of life. It’s important that you know how to monitor, document, and communicate concerns about constipation and bowel obstructions. By doing so, you could save a life and support people to be their healthiest.

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