My wife is permanently on anti biotics for bladder infection but gets constipated in spite of being under her doctor who prescribes senacot and fiber and when constipated has halucinations
she is permently tired and very weak has no quality of life as it makes her house bound
Here are a few tips to overcome your problems due to constipation.
â1. Pain and irritation during bowel movements - can be reduced by application of Preparation H cream. â
â2. Correction of Constipation, with measures like dietary and lifestyle changes will help in the long âterm. Some steps include :- â
âa. Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are high in fiberâ
â Foods Rich in SOLUBLE Fiber: Oatmeal or oat bran; Brown rice; Orange, grapefruit, green plantain
â Foods that can act as laxatives: Prunes, figs, Psyllium husk, shredded wheat, flaxseed (oil), Senna, ââCascara sagrada, Aloe vera juice, Dandelion root, Molasses, Liquorice, etc. â
âb. Drinking plenty of water and other liquidsâ
âc. Getting enough exercise, abdominal exercises are best to improve gut motility.â
âd. Taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to. Visit the toilet for 15 minutes in the ââmorning, even if you are unable to have a bowel movement. This relaxes and stimulates your digestive ââsystem.â
âe. Relaxation and stress management techniques. â
âf. Proper dietary habits, regular meals, not missing meals and breakfast,etc. Sit quietly for 15 minutes ââafter eating a meal to aid in digestion.â
âg. Cessation of smoking and tobacco use, excess dependence on sodas, colas and caffiene.â
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