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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes tiredness and chronic constipation in the toddler?

my son is 20 months old. He is very tired even after a 3 hour nap during the day. he suffers with chronic constipation and refuses to eat anything not as much as a grain of rice. he has plenty of fluids to drink. my concern is he should be a happy toddler with plenty of energy but instead he so tired all time
Tue, 25 Nov 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi...Sometimes constipation can cause pain abdomen and this in turn can cause this dullness...I suggest you the following -
1. Natural methods are the best to relieve constipation.
2. Constipation is a risk factor for UTI
3. Maximum milk consumption per day should not exceed 300-400ml
4. Minimum 3-4 cups of fruits and vegetables to be consumed per day
5. Toilet training - that is - sitting in Indian type of lavatory daily at the same time will help a lot.
Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer. Wish your kid good health.
Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
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