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Old aged, facing severe constipation problem. Prescribed medication. Possible reason and preventive measures?

My father is 72 years old. He is facing constipation problem for a period of around 40 years. His weight is 70 kg and height is 6 feet. His body is slim. He goes to latrine alternate day since long and latrine passed is very dry and hard like a metal. He is having smoking habit. Now a days the problem has got serious that before 12 days, he discharges latrine after completion of five days. Then I contacted to gastoenterologist. He advised (i) Picsul plus syrup, (ii) Cap Lubwel 24, (iii) Eva Q fibre (iv) Cap Reblet L. After five days treatment he got relief. His report is as under : total tsh serum 3.36 endocrinology , tlc 7700 cumm, , neutrophils 75%, lymphocytes 17 L%, monocytes 04%, eosinophils 04%, haemoglobin 12.5 gms % , aus antegen ( HBsAg ) negative, blood sugar random 138.5 mg/dl, serum creatinine 0.95 mg/dl , sgot 19 U/L, sgpt 24 U/L, alkaline phosphatase 174 U/L, rbc 4.46 (1012/1), mcv 83.5 f1, hct 37.2%, rdw h 16.1%, rdwa 68.6 f1, plt 187 (109/1), mpv 8.8 f1, pct 0.16% pdw 12.9% f1, lpcr 21%, wbc 7.7 (109/1), hgb 12.5 g/dl, hch 28.2 pg, mchc 33.7 g/dl, lym% 17.4, gra% 74.9, mid 7.7, lym 1.3 (109/1), lym 1.3 (109/1), gran 5.7 (109/1), mid 0.7 (109/1). Kindly suggest reason of acute constipation and remidy so that the problem is not repeated. He also suffers from backache for a period of 5 years and taking pain killer and calcium tabs.
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
The incidence of chronic constipation increases with age, but it causes remain unknown.
If you always suffer from constipation then try changing your diet by eating as many vegetables and fruits as possible and drinking more water and reducing the intake of meat and dairy products and , don't forget that many frequently consumed teas can aggravate and even cause constipation.
Senna, an herbal stimulant give more benefit.
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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