Functional Constipation

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Difficulty with defecating is extremely common in children, and constipation accounts for nearly 5% of visits to pediatricians.

To assist healthcare professionals with diagnosing and treating this condition, ESPGHAN have created a series of guidelines, based on the latest evidence. These modules aim to provide a full understanding of the condition, how to recognise and effectively treat it.

This course was developed by:

Paediatricians interested in gastroenterology, Gastroenterologists who see children, Family paediatricians and Primary care physicians who see children.

The objectives of this course are:

  1. To understand the definitions for feeding difficulties in children and which one is appropriate for children with gastrointestinal disorders
  2. To be able recognise the symptoms
  3. To understand the possible causes of feeding difficulties in gastrointestinal disorders
  4. To understand the basic management principles
  5. To understand the importance to early recognition to prevent the development of feeding difficulties

Author:
Dr. Rosan Meyer is a state registered dietitian who practices in London, United Kingdom. She has specialised in paediatric nutrition and is particularly interested in food allergies and intolerances, medical/feeding complications and poor feeding. No conflict of interests have been declared in relation to this course.

This course is not accredited for CME by EACCME.