Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
134 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is chronic constipation the last stage of Binswanger disease?

My father has Binswinger disease. He has just about all the complications that come with it. But the one complication that I don t think my Mom or my Dad have really told their doctors is as serious as it is is his chronic constipation. He went for his annual physical in Dec. and had lost another 16 lbs....this makes a 30 lb weight loss in 2 years. My mom has to give him enemas usually twice a month. Recently, he had an actue episode that has now led to hernia surgery next week. I went to the doctors with them and was floored to learn that his primary doctor really did not understand how chronic the constipation has been. My dad had not been taking milk of magnesia until he thought he was in trouble and he was not taking a stool softener at all. We got him through the last constipation episode but now just learned that he has not had a bm in 3 days. He is not eating well or much these days either. So, was wondering if we are in some sort of late stages of this disease and now what are the signs we need to be looking for to tell us when my mom really can no longer be his care taker (by the way, she has COPD and has had acute issues herself this year...they just diagnosed her with an IgG deficiency that we are now starting to deal with). Thanks for any thoughts.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics
Neurologist 's  Response
Hello,

There is no correlation between constipation and Binswanger's disease. Dementia can occur in Binswanger's, which can progress. At late stages, patients need a full-time caregiver.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Is there an OTC laxative that is safe for me to use for chronic constipation, if I have kidney disease? I take several pain medications (for over...

Recent questions on  Igg deficiency

doctor1 MD

My father has Binswinger disease. He has just about all the complications that come with it. But the one complication that I don t think my Mom or...

doctor1 MD

I have igg deficiency, asthma , and I have pain between my shoulders in my back. My stool has little white balls in it and I feel short of breath....

doctor1 MD

I have a spot in my upper right lung with haziness around.it. Radiologist didnt know what it was on yhe CT scan and sent me to a Pulmanologist. I...

doctor1 MD

HI, I have a rheumatology question. I am a 46 YO white male, height 6'4 weight 240lbs in fair health. I was diagnosed with a conduction disorder of...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doc, Where to start? I have been very unwell for about 7 years now - but recently they have noticed that I am deficient in IgG1 and IgG3 and it...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doc, Where to start? I have been very unwell for about 7 years now - but recently they have noticed that I am deficient in IgG1 and IgG3 and it...