Treatment

Treatment for encopresis may include removing the impacted stool, keeping bowel movements soft so the stool will pass easily, retraining the intestine and rectum to gain control over bowel movements. An enema may be prescribed to help remove the impacted stool. In addition, medications may be prescribed to help keep the child's bowel movements soft for several months. This will help prevent stool impaction from occurring again. often, boosting the amount of fiber in the child's diet will help, including adding more fruits and vegetables, more whole grain cereals and breads, with fruit juice and water. Children should not eat too much junk food or drink too many caffeinated beverages. Whole milk should be limited to 16 ounces a day for children over two but should not be eliminated altogether. Since eating a meal will often stimulate a bowel movement within 30 minutes to an hour, meals should be served on a regular basis. Increasing the amount of exercise a child gets can also help with constipation. Exercise aids digestion by helping the normal movements the intestines make to push food forward as it is digested, and children who do not move around much are often constipated.

Until the intestine and rectum regain their muscle tone, children may still have "accidents" and soil their underwear on occasion. preschool children may wear disposable training pants until they regain bowel control. Taking a change of underwear to school can help lessen a child's embarrassment and improve self-esteem as bowel control improves.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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