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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   sir
my mother is having irregular motion now a days.She is having the motion once a week.some times she is taking enema for motion this a disesase .please suggest what can be done
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your mothers age please ?
User :   56
Doctor :   since when she has been having this problem ?
User :   1 month
Doctor :   so there is only constipation ?
Doctor :   any diarrhea ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will tell you few things
Doctor :   kindly follow them
User :   ok
Doctor :   The most important causes of chronic constipation are a faulty diet and style of living.
Doctor :   Intake of refined and rich foods lacking in vitamins and minerals, insufficient intake of water, consumption of meat in large quantities, excessive use of strong tea and coffee, insufficient chewing, overeating and wrong combination of foods, irregular habits of eating
Doctor :   may all contribute to poor bowel function.
Doctor :   Generally all fruits, except banana and XXXXXXXX fruit, are beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Certain fruits are, however, more effective. Bael fruit is regarded as the best of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up the intestines. Its regular use for two or three months throws out even the old accumulated faecal matter. It should be preferably taken in its original form and before dinner. About sixty grams of the fruit are sufficient for an adult
User :   ok
Doctor :   Guava is another effective remedy for constipation. When eaten with seeds, it provides roughage to the diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. One or two guavas should be taken everyday.
Doctor :   Grapes have proved very beneficial in overcoming constipation. The combination of the properties of the cellulose, sugar, and organic acid in grapes make them a laxative food. Their field of action is not limited to clearing the bowels only. They also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic constipation. One should take at least 350 gm of this fruit daily to achieve the desired results.
Doctor :   Orange is also beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Taking one or two oranges at bedtime and again on rising in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels. The general stimulating influence of orange juice excites peristaltic activity and helps prevent the accumulation of food residue in the colon.
Doctor :   Half a lime, squeezed is a glass of hot water, with half a teaspoon of salt is also an effective remedy for constipation. Drinking water which has been kept overnight in a copper vessel, first thing in the morning, brings good results. Linseed (alse) is extremely useful in difficult cases of constipation. A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides both roughage and lubrication.
Doctor :   The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist of unrefined foods such as wholegrain cereals, AAAAAAA honey, lentils, green and leafy vegetables, fresh and dry fruits, and milk products in the form of butter, clarified butter, and cream.
User :   my mothers is lackin appetite she is not having enough food
Doctor :   that is the main problem
Doctor :   you see she need to have lots of roughage in her diet
User :   but she is not willing to take food at all
Doctor :   why is that so
User :   lack of hunger
User :   she only prefers fruits
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well she does need to eat
Doctor :   thats why she is constipated
Doctor :   there are some appetite stimulants you can get
User :   ok
User :   wat are they
Doctor :   herbal tea
Doctor :   cranberry juice
Doctor :   yogurt
User :   ok
Doctor :   she should eat fiber in her diet
Doctor :   then the problem will be solved
User :   one more t hing is her stool is getting struck
User :   when she wass given enema
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