Constipation

Constipation refers to a difficulty or inability to pass motions comfortably. The stool may be hardened due to less water content in the body (dehydration). The person may need to strain hard to pass the stools, leading to pain, tears, fissures, and bleeding.

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How to treat constipation in an 88-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, An 88 year old woman approaches the pharmacist seeking a recommendation. She has been suffering from constipation for the past several weeks and has not found relief with the remedies she has tried, including eating prunes and using a daily fiber supplement. On reviewing her pharmacy p...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned many drugs that can cause constipation by reducing intestinal peristalsis or by reducing the secretion into colon. For example, beta blockers used for hypertension can reduce the colon peristalsis and result in constipation. So, in this case, w...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for constipation in ayurvedic medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, Please suggest me a way to cure my constipation. I am suffering from my childhood. Now, my age is 45. I am taking medicines for the past four years. Before two years, I got TIA attack. I took both ayurvedic and homeopathy medicines for constipation. After a few days, I got peripheral neu...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your difficulty due to constipation. People who naturally have vaatha type of prakriti (lean body) has the higher chances of constipation. So, I would like to suggest the following: Consume dry grapes whenever you eat snacks, at least four times a day ...  Read Full »

Why is there a burning sensation in my anus while defecating?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my anus while defecating. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning sensation is because of unsuitable diet and lifestyle. The symptoms are due to local inflammation. The food or the habit that increases your problem includes spicy or chilled foods, potato, chicken, eating more amount of bread, constipation, continuously sitting i...  Read Full »

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