Difficulty Defecating And Coughing Up Phlegm For A Long Time?
Good afternoon, I want to consult about my mother, now 57 years old, a month ago she was treated for diabetes which resulted in weight loss, after a lab check it turned out that the doctor who handled spots on the lungs, high blood sugar, and Also high blood pressure. from there my mother was given TB medicine with a red stripe with a large amount of medication, as well as taking medication for high blood pressure and also sugar medication. After a month my mother kept coughing up phlegm, and it’s been 2 weeks my mother it was very difficult chapter, when I used 2 microlax, the feces could only come out in a small amount, and for several days it hasn’t been a chapter even though my mother had a little heartburn like a chapter, for hours in the bathroom but the chapter didn’t come out. can I chapter? Also want to know which side effects of drugs are possible. Please answer yes, thank you. Good afternoon
Hello Dinda, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
First of all, you should explain in advance what high blood pressure medication and blood sugar medication your mother used? Medication for high blood pressure and blood sugar drugs have various types and each type of drug has its own side effects. Tuberculosis drugs in the intensive phase (drugs given in the first 2 months, red strip drugs) consist of 4 types of drugs, namely Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pirazinamid, and Ethambutol. These medicines do not have the side effects of constipation or difficulty passing stools.
Constipation itself can be caused by many things. The most common causes are a diet lacking in fiber, not drinking enough fluids, and not getting enough exercise. Other less common causes are pregnancy, drug side effects, or certain diseases, diabetes is one of them. Diabetes with uncontrolled blood sugar for a long time can cause nerve damage, including the nerves in the intestine that control bowel movements. This can cause constipation symptoms in diabetics.
For now, your mother can try to change her diet and lifestyle first to overcome her constancy. Some of the things that can be done include:
Eat more vegetables and fruits, replace carbohydrates with more complex carbohydrates (eg replace white rice with brown rice or brown rice, replace white bread with whole wheat bread).
Consume enough water every day (at least 2-3 liters a day)
Increase physical activity and regular exercise
Avoid sitting and lying down too much
Avoid drinking too much coffee and tea
Try to schedule regular bowel movements, for example, try to defecate every time you wake up or after every meal
Do not hold back if there is a sensation of going to defecate
If indeed these methods do not succeed in dealing with your mother's constipation, you should check with your doctor again for further evaluation.
Here is an article you can read about constipation
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