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How to get rid of constipation?

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Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2013
Question: How do I relieve constipation.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You should take plenty of fluids and fibres

Detailed Answer:
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There may be many reasons for constipation in your age group.
You need proper examination by surgeon.
Investigations like routine hemogram,ultrasonography,colonoscopy,barium enema can be done to rule out any pathology.
Mostly it is functional.
It may be due to less fibre and fluid intake,less physical activity,chronic medication or age relate degeneration.
You should take plenty of fluids and fibrous diet in the form of salad,vegetables,fruits.You should also increase your physical activity in the form of walking etc.
Laxatives can be given for short duration.

Get well soon.
Hope i have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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How to get rid of constipation?

Brief Answer:
You should take plenty of fluids and fibres

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

There may be many reasons for constipation in your age group.
You need proper examination by surgeon.
Investigations like routine hemogram,ultrasonography,colonoscopy,barium enema can be done to rule out any pathology.
Mostly it is functional.
It may be due to less fibre and fluid intake,less physical activity,chronic medication or age relate degeneration.
You should take plenty of fluids and fibrous diet in the form of salad,vegetables,fruits.You should also increase your physical activity in the form of walking etc.
Laxatives can be given for short duration.

Get well soon.
Hope i have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX