How To Overcome Constipation?
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Hello Nina, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
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Constipation is a reduction in the frequency of bowel movements in a person. Normally humans defecate 3-4 times per week. If less than that can be said as constipation. The causes of constipation also vary, and the duration also varies from one person to another.
Some risk factors that can cause constipation are:
Women are more often constipated than men, especially before menstruation, and during pregnancy. Elderly age. Eat less fiber, causing feces to be hard. Lack of exercise or not at all, causing a slow intestinal performance. Experiencing stress / psychological pressure. Certain medical conditions / certain diseases. Some diseases / medical conditions that can cause constipation such as:
Diseases of the intestine / rectum, such as colon cancer, anal fissure, rectal cancer, intestinal obstruction due to tumors, etc. Nerve disorders in the intestine, such as complications from Parkinson's, spinal cord injury, stroke, etc. Impaired bowel muscle movements. Hormone disorders, such as in people with diabetes, hypothyroidism, pregnancy. To find out for sure immediately check the condition of your mother to a specialist in internal medicine, the doctor can carry out investigations to determine the problems in your mother such as abdominal X-rays, CT scans, abdominal ultrasound, MRI, etc. according to the indications.
Right now what you can do is:
Evaluate your mother's condition, whether there are other complaints such as abdominal pain, bowel movements, bowel movements such as goat tai, weakness, drastic weight loss, etc. Complaints of complaints may be able to help doctors diagnose an illness. Give high-fiber foods and drinks, try to consume regularly every day. Like fruit and vegetable juices. Mild exercise every day helps the intestines to work better. That's all the answers I can give, more and less I apologize.
Thank you, good luck always :)