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Diabetic, on insulin, had kidney transplant. Has constipation problem. How to overcome this ?

My wife is diabetic and on insulin and has recently undergone a kidney transplant. Her problem is that she is badly constipated. In spite of taking some allopathic laxative or other she still has great problem in passing her stools . How can she overcome this problem? She is 67 years old, body weight is 72 kg and height 5 ft 6 inches. I look forward to your reply. Thanks. AAAAA
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Constipation at the age of 67 may be due to decreased intestinal motility. drug induced , as a complication of diabetes, renal function derangements.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist and should go for correction of renal function test (if found to be deranged).
Amlodipine (commonly used medicine for control of blood pressure), diuretics (for maintaining adequate urine output), iron (for correction of anaemia) and calcium are commonly associated with constipation.
She should take adequate amount of water with high fibrous diet.
She should also take stool softener along with prokinetics.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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