Study Finds Risk Factors for Chronic Constipation in SSc Patients

Study Finds Risk Factors for Chronic Constipation in SSc Patients

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Study Finds Risk Factors for Chronic Constipation in SSc Patients

The delayed passage of food waste through the colon — or slow colonic transit — is common and often severe in people with scleroderma, a study has revealed. This condition was more likely in patients with widened blood vessels seen on the skin and less likely in those with worse lung function. The study, “Slow colonic transit in systemic sclerosis: an objective assessment of risk factors and clinical phenotype,” was published in the journal Arthritis…

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