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Constipation: Treatments & Complications

Most people who are mildly constipated do not need laxatives. However, for those who have made diet and lifestyle changes and are still onstipated, they can take laxatives for a limited period. A doctor should determine when a patient needs a laxative and which form is best.  Different laxative groups are: • Bulk-forming laxatives generally are considered the safest but can  interfere with absorption of some medicines. These laxatives are to be taken with water. They absorb water and make the... 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disease with chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms for which no cause can be found. In IBS there is no abnormality in the colon or small bowel. Symptoms • Relief of abdominal pain after stools • Loose stools with the onset of pain • Frequent bowel movements with the onset of pain • Abdominal bloating or distention • Feeling of incomplete evacuation • Passage of mucus along with stools  

The most common causes of constipation

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some people with IBS, also known as spastic colon, have spasms in the colon that affect bowel movements. Constipation and diarrhoea often alternate. Pregnancy. During pregnancy constipation can occur because of hormonal changes or because of compression of the intestine by the uterus.  Aging may also affect bowel regularity because slower  metabolism results in less intestinal activity and muscle tone.  Changes in life or routine. People often become constipated... 

Ibs Treatments Medications

The treatment of IBS is based on the severity and the nature of each person’s symptoms. The treatment options are: lifestyle changes, pharmacological treatment, and psychological treatment.