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What are the Treatment for Constipation?

Published at : 05-07-2019 View : 14218

  Constipation can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small. Being constipated means that your bowel movements are tough or happen less frequently than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point, though it’s not usually serious, you will feel much better when your body is back on track.

About Constipation

  Constipation also can alternate with diarrhea. This pattern commonly happens as part of irritable bowel syndrome. At the end of the spectrum for it is fecal impaction, which is when the stool hardens in the rectum and prevents passage. It is also important to distinguish acute constipation from chronic constipation. Acute constipation requires urgent assessment because some serious medical illnesses might be the underlying cause, for example, tumors of the colon.

 

 

Symptoms of Constipation

  In some cases, constipation is caused by serious illnesses and events, including tumors and systemic diseases.

  The symptoms include:

   Needing to open the bowels less frequently than usual

   Hard, dry stools that might be painful to pass

   Straining to pass the motion

   Having to sit on the toilet for longer than usual

   The sensation afterward that the bowel has not fully emptied

   Bloated abdomen

   Abdominal cramps

Causes of Constipation

  Constipation happens when the colon absorbs too much water. If the muscles in the colon are contracting slowly or poorly, it can cause the stool to move too slowly and lose more water.

  These are the most common causes include:

  Diet: You might become constipated if you don’t eat enough high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains Also, eating a lot of high-fat meats, dairy products, and eggs, or rich desserts and sugary sweets can cause constipation.

  Using Too Many Laxatives and Enemas: Many people think that laxatives are a cure for constipation. But if you use laxatives frequently, your body might forget how to work on its own. Heavy use of laxatives can cause diarrhea. For the same reason, if you use enemas too, your body might begin to depend on them. Also, too many enemas may stop you from having normal bowel movements.

  Lack of Exercise: Inactivity or long periods in bed because of illness or following surgery may cause constipation. Our doctors can suggest medicine for people who stay in bed and suffer from chronic constipation.

  Holding back Bowel Movements: Ignoring an urge to have a bowel movement can cause constipation. Several people prefer to have bowel movements at home, but holding in a bowel movement can also cause constipation if the delay is too long.

Treatment for Constipation

  Our doctor will decide which tests patient needs based on his or her symptoms, history, and exam. These tests will help assess the actual reason for this problem. The most commonly used tests may include the following:

  Blood tests: Our doctor will look for a systemic condition such as low thyroid (hypothyroidism) or high calcium levels.

  X-ray: An X-ray can help our doctor to determine whether your intestines are blocked and whether there is stool present throughout the colon.

  Lab Tests: It Examining a stool sample under a microscope, Complete Blood Count (CBC) and blood film Thyroid function tests if hypothyroidism is suspected.

  Untreated constipation can be uncomfortable and lead to complications, Heng Kang Clinic deals with constipation. Also, our clinic has excellent doctors, who can help your health conditions and we use advanced equipment to treat it immediately and prevent other complications.

 

 

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