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How can I help my 10 year old with constipation?

How can I help my 10 year old with constipation?

Remedies to Try at Home

  1. Make sure your child is getting enough fluids. Most kids need about 3 to 4 glasses of water every day.
  2. Add more fiber into your child’s diet.
  3. Make sure your child isn’t overdoing fast food and junk food.
  4. Limit sodas and tea.
  5. Get your child into the habit of regular bowel movements.

Can chronic constipation cause long term damage?

For most people constipation rarely causes complications, but people with long-term constipation can develop: haemorrhoids (piles) faecal impaction (where dry, hard stools collect in the rectum) bowel incontinence (the leakage of liquid stools)

What cured your chronic constipation?

Here are 13 natural home remedies to relieve constipation.

  • Drink more water.
  • Eat more fiber, especially soluble, non-fermentable fiber.
  • Exercise more.
  • Drink coffee, especially caffeinated coffee.
  • Take Senna, an herbal laxative.
  • Eat probiotic foods or take probiotic supplements.
  • Over-the-counter or prescription laxatives.

What makes constipation a chronic symptom in the world?

It’s caused by many factors, including diet, stress and changes to daily routine, and usually resolves within a couple of days. Constipation is considered chronic if symptoms are present at least 3 times per week for 3 months. It’s very common and affects up to 27% of the world’s population ( 1, 2 ).

What to do for a child with chronic constipation?

Chronic constipation is usually painful and causes the child great discomfort. The treatment for chronic constipation is three-fold, says Dr. Katz. First, the child’s blockage has to be cleared. Second, the child needs to be kept unblocked by undoing what she has learned that led her to be constipated.

Can a psychological problem cause you to be constipated?

Once your psychological problems are addressed, your gut will respond. In some cases, constipation symptoms can be a sign of a more serious problem. For example, problems with your brain or nervous system can affect the nerves that cause muscles in your intestines to contract and move stool.

Who is the best Gastroenterologist for children with constipation?

Ideally, children should have soft bowel movements each day and should resemble Type 4 on the Bristol Stool Chart. CHOC Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Mitchell Katz talks with CHOC Radio host Bryan Mundia about the symptoms of stomach aches and pains in children. Dr.