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Review: could Dementia cause Loose bowel movements?

Summary: Loose bowel movements could be caused by Dementia, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Namenda.

We study 4,734 people who have Dementia from FDA and social media. Among them, 143 have Loose bowel movements (Diarrhea). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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On Apr, 15, 2014: 4,734 people who have dementia are studied. Among them, 143 (3.02%) have Loose Bowel Movements. They amount to 0.01% of all the 1,092,800 people who have Loose Bowel Movements on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose bowel movements in dementia reports

Gender of people who have dementia and experienced Loose bowel movements * :

FemaleMale
Loose bowel movements46.23%53.77%

Age of people who have dementia and experienced Loose bowel movements * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose bowel movements0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.56%1.11%98.89%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loose bowel movements0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (26 people, 18.18%)
  2. Prostatic disorder (21 people, 14.69%)
  3. Cardiac disorder (19 people, 13.29%)
  4. Blood pressure abnormal (19 people, 13.29%)
  5. Nervous system disorder (16 people, 11.19%)
  6. Urine flow decreased (15 people, 10.49%)
  7. Anxiety (13 people, 9.09%)
  8. Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (11 people, 7.69%)
  9. Amnesia (9 people, 6.29%)
  10. Memory impairment (8 people, 5.59%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Namenda (95 people, 66.43%)
  2. Aricept (85 people, 59.44%)
  3. Exelon (33 people, 23.08%)
  4. Avodart (26 people, 18.18%)
  5. Furosemide (23 people, 16.08%)
  6. Vitamin d (22 people, 15.38%)
  7. Zetia (22 people, 15.38%)
  8. Uroxatral (22 people, 15.38%)
  9. Norvasc (21 people, 14.69%)
  10. Alprazolam (21 people, 14.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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