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Suffering with Constipation problem
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Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
2 years ago
Constipation Give your child more fluids. Drinking enough water and other liquids helps stools move more easily through the intestines. Serve more fiber. Make sure kids get enough exercise. Develop a regular meal schedule. Get kids into the habit of going. Many factors can contribute to constipation in children, including: ?Withholding. Your child may ignore the urge to have a bowel movement because he or she is afraid of the toilet or doesn't want to take a break from play. Some children withhold when they're away from home because they're uncomfortable using public toilets. Painful bowel movements caused by large, hard stools also may lead to withholding. If it hurts to poop, your child may try to avoid a repeat of the distressing experience. ?Toilet training issues. If you begin toilet training too soon, your child may rebel and hold in stool. If toilet training becomes a battle of wills, a voluntary decision to ignore the urge to poop can quickly become an involuntary habit that's tough to change. ?Changes in diet. Not enough fiber-rich fruits and vegetables or fluid in your child's diet may cause constipation. One of the more common times for children to become constipated is when they're switching from an all-liquid diet to one that includes solid foods. ?Changes in routine. Any changes in your child's routine ? such as travel, hot weather or stress ? can affect bowel function. Children are also more likely to experience constipation when they first start school outside of the home. ?Medications. Certain antidepressants and various other drugs can contribute to constipation. ?Cow's milk allergy. An allergy to cow's milk or consuming too many dairy products (cheese and cow's milk) sometimes leads to constipation. ?Family history. Children who have family members who have experienced constipation are more likely to develop constipation. This may be due to shared genetic or environmental factors. ?Medical conditions. Rarely, constipation in children indicates an anatomic malformation, a metabolic or digestive system problem, or another underlying condition.
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary.
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