Constipation affects a substantial portion of population, particularly prevalent in oider adults, women and children.
What is Constipation ?
Constipation is defined as straining, hard stools and inability to have bowel movement. Bowel movements frequency varies widely among healthy people from three bowel movements per day to three bowel movements in a week.
Diagnosis of constipation requires a detailed medical history and physical examination including per rectal examination. Treating doctor will determine exact cause of constipation and treat accordingly.
Biofeedback therapy or Surgery:
Rarely, patients having pelvic muscle dysfunction may need biofeedback or surgery.
Usually these are natural supplement and makes stools softer. They are safe to use daily.
Laxative is a common term for medications that promote bowel movements. Some medicines work by stimulating the bowel or rectum while other drugs change the consistency of the stool. Few patients require various combinations of medications for their constipation.
Colonoscopy – for visualisation of rectum and large bowel, motility study, Colonic transit study or even special tests (Defecography, Balloon expulsin test) are required in few patients.