How to Treat Constipation
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Constipation can be cured on its own by changing the food habits and doing exercises and won’t need any special treatment.
But if you have constipation lasting for 2 or more weeks and accompanied by the following symptoms, go and consult doctor immediately.
• More Blood in the stool
• Abdominal swelling
• Weight loss
• Painful tears in the skin around the anus (anal fissures)
• Intestinal protrusion out of the anus (rectal prolapse)
How to Prevent Constipation
You can follow these steps when you’re constipated and even when you’re not!
Drink plenty of water
This can keep your poop from getting too hard and dry.
Eat more fiber
Fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, such as oatmeal and popcorn, all add fiber to your diet. And fiber can keep things moving.
Ask your parents to use olive oil and other healthy oils in their cooking. This can help make you pass poop more easily.
Throw a ball with your friends, ride your bike, or shoot a few hoops. Activity helps you go to the bathroom regularly. In other words, if you get moving, your bowels will, too!
Gently massaging your child’s abdomen may relax the muscles that support the bladder and intestines, helping to promote bowel activity.
Create a toilet routine
Regularly set aside time after meals for your child to use the toilet. If necessary, provide a footstool so that your child is comfortable sitting on the toilet and has enough leverage to release a stool.
Though constipation in children is a common issue, if it prolongs for a more than 2 weeks even after changing the food habits, doing proper physical activities, it is must to seek doctors help to help your children relieve from constipation.
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