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Can yoga help to remove constipation ?

Dear Doctor , My daughter is two years old and is suffering from constipation . Doctor suggested her with cremaffin, initially it worked for her. Now that ,She doesn t have proper appetite, doesn t have liking for any kind of foods even chocolates except very few like egg, carrot, rarely biscuits, curd rice etc., She like s orange juice more and we give her regularly by adding palm candy. I forcely let her to take greens in daily food. sometimes it work her for free stools, at times this even is not working. Kindly suggest me with food habits that could get rid of her constipation issues. Would yoga do good for her?
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jul 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
In most of the cases I have seen children are suffering from this problem.The main causes like any early age infection infection like jaundice,typhoid,vomiting,shkir-dosha,worms,mental induced stress,wrong food/drinking habit etc.Any laxative doesn't work for maximum period because of unknown pathology. In many cases its very tough to recognize the basic cause.
In your child's case,low appetite is the basic cause.She likes orange juice,means vayu vikruti is there i.e. the medicines for vayu anuloman are required.Any type of candies make stools harder.
Food must be easy diagestable,warm served,prepared with happy mind,served at the time of appetite,one should (you)know the properties of food,having the food at calm place etc are the basic rules about having food according to ayurveda. 90% constipation habits are solved who follows these rules;this is my experience.In children,the mother should follow these.
Personally,I suggest not to do any yogic kriya as your child is only 2 years old.After 8-9 years she should try some yogasanas. Proper medical guidance from experienced vaidya is important.
Answered: Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for writing in.

Yoga to relive constipation are :-
* Virasana.
* Pavanamuktasana.
* Parivrtta Trikonasana.
* Adho Mukha Virasana.
* Ardha Halasana.
* Trikonasana.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
Constipation: any habit of suppression of natural urges, indulgence into eating dry,cold,astringent,pungent, food!
. any history of worms in stool? or suffering from anemia/fever?
. any medicinal preparation of aluminium,catechu,nutmeg,morphine,iron,lead
. any history of hypothyroidism in mother?

*Regular bowel habits with attempted bowel movements 15-20 minutes after breakfast when gastro colic reflex is strongest.
* High fibre diet.
* Adequate fluid intake.
* Abhyarishta/Panchskara churan/Tab Herbolax.
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.Constipation is common problem in children.Please avoid giving anything that contains maize,like bread,biscuits etc.Give her more of leafy vegetable soups and ask her to take plenty of liquids.You should make her pass stool in traditional Indian style toilet that really works.You can her laxative as per your doctor advise as per the need.
wishing her good health.
Answered: Mon, 25 Jul 2011
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