J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:13-19 doi:10.1136/jnnp.74.1.13
  • Review

Constipation in neurological diseases

  1. K Winge1,
  2. D Rasmussen2,
  3. L M Werdelin3
  1. 1Department of Neurology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. 2Stroke Unit, Department of Neurology, Bispebjerg University Hospital
  3. 3Movement Disorder Unit, Department of Neurology, Bispebjerg University Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr K Winge, Department of Neurology, Bispebjerg Hospital, DK-2400 Copenhagen, Denmark;


    Hippocrates noted that “it is a general rule, that intestines become sluggish with age”, though the precise mechanisms for this association remains uncertain even today.

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