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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How can constipation due to impacted stool be treated?

I would like a list of meds. that cause constipation. I was so constipated yesterday. I tried sepositories, enema but the constipation was so bad I couldn t get the enema in. I finally was able to work it out with whatever amount of the enema got in.
Thu, 3 Jan 2019
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
Thanks for contacting with your health concern and following is/are the necessary details:

i. Constipation is diagnosed by the patient and not by the Physician so following is are the details of diet, medicines, and lifestyle changes which can cause Constipation:

. Prakriti (constitution): Vata
. Abhyasa of vega dharan (suppression of natural urges)
. Ahara/Vihara (dietary habits): ruksha,shita,kshaya,tikta, laghu, ati vyayma [eating dry-cold- astringent food and excess physical exertion/exercise]
. Antra-Avrodha: (intestinal obstruction)
. Dourbalya ( Weakness): pandu (anemia),grahani (IBS), vata vyadhi (neurological disorders), jwara (fever)
. Oushadhs (medicines): ingestion of ahiphen (morphine), lauha (iron), naag (lead), jatiphal (nutmeg), khadir (catechu) and other astringent.
. Any iron,aluminium,calcium containing antacids, anti cholinergics, laxative abuse.
. UnderactiveThyroid, Piles
. Psychological: depression,personality dysfunction,physical inactivity

*Regular bowel habits with attempted bowel movements 15-20 minutes after breakfast when gastrocolic reflex is strongest.
* High fibre diet.
* Adequate fluid intake.
* Abhyarishta/Panchskara churan/ Tab/Cap Herbolax.
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