WHAT IS CONSTIPATION?
Constipation is common problem. It means either going to the toilet less often than usual to empty the bowels or passing hard or painful poo.
(also called faeces, stools or motions.)
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION?
- Motions are hard or difficult to pass
- The time between the toilet trips increases compared with your usual pattern.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION?
- Not eating enough fibre (roughage)
- Not drinking much
- Some medicine causing side effects
- Various medical conditions
- Special slimming diets
Those who suffering from Chronic constipation can get refief at the Healing Hands Clinic ( HHC ) ,a superspeciality proctology clinic.At HHC ,Jyoti Nursing hospital ,VKIA Jaipur,a systematic approach is used topwards the management of constipation.After diagnosing the condition,experts in defecography( a study process of defecation) offer a variety of treatment options to patients.These include Biofeedback for pelvic muscles rehabilitation .Ayurvedic therapies,herbal products for smooth evacuation(research products exclusive to HHC)and special diet regimes supervised by expert nutritionist.In case where these conservative therapies fail,surgery is advised.According to Dr.Jaya Maheshwari,consultant proctosurgeon and head Healing Hands Clinic ,jaipur treatment is designed and implemented as per the condition and stage of the disease of a patient.
TO EASE AND TO PREVENT CONSTIPATION?
FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID
- Bread (products made from flour)
- Chewy candies and licorice
- Picked peppers
- White wine or champagne
FOODS AND DRINKS TO ENJOY
- Fruits (peaches,plums,apricots,apples,pears)
- Salads made from green vegetables
- Iced tea
It is a type of chronic constipation in which there is difficulty in passing stools when it reaches the rectum. Symptoms are:
- Increased frequency of motions
- Excessive straining while defecation
- Incomplete evacuation
- Regular use of enemas/laxatives
- History of digitations,fragmented defecations.
jpgMany people with chronic constipation suffer from Obstructed Defecation Syndrome (ODS) a condition where the affected person has a normal desire to defecate but is unable to do so without increased straining, repetitive visits to the toilet,manual digitation, routine use of laxatives or enemas. So, if diagnosed early, ODS can be treated medically by Biofeedback & pelvic floor physiotherapy. The procedure is done with the help of a specially designed Manometer attached to a computer. Biofeedback is routinely offered abroad and HHC jaipur and Pune are two of the few facilities that provide this treatment in India. For severe constipation wherein Biofeedback does not work, STARR ( ( Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection) procedure is the treatment of choice.
The STARR procedure is minimally invasive and requires no external incisions.Patients do not have to worry about any visible scars and their day to day life is not hampered because hospitalization duration is only 24 hrs.During the procedure ,deformities and defects causing constipation are removed with the aid of a surgical stapler.
STARR surgery is also the procedure of choice for patients suffering from Rectal Prolapse