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Treatments for Constipation in Children

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Constipation in children is one of the many health problems children usually experience. Having constipation can easily make any children uncomfortable because of the discomfort of not being able to defecate properly for days.

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									Treatments for Constipation
       in Children
Constipation in children is one of the
 many health problems children usually
 experience. Having constipation can
 easily make any children uncomfortable
      y         y
 because of the discomfort of not being
 able to defecate properly for days.

There is difficulty defecating because the
 stools are usually dry and hard already
 making it painful for the children to
         them.
 release them
As a result, children would rather choose
 to hold their bowel contractions to inhibit
 the pain from defecating. However, once
 this happens, it will become a cycle
        pp     ,                 y
 worsening the constipation even more.
In order to relieve the uneasiness that
           feel,
 one may feel it is important to know the
 different treatments for constipation in
 children. Basically, one of the many
                    y,                y
 possible causes of this medical condition
 is the food intake or the diet a person
                                 f
 has. Hence, altering the diet of the child
 can be a way to treat constipation.
The first thi         h ld do i t
Th fi t thing you should d is to
 increase the water intake of the child
 wherein the recommended intake is
 around 8 glasses of water every day.
Aside from the importance of fluid,
                 child s
 enhancing the child’s intake of fiber is
 also a key to treat constipation in
 children. You can do so by feeding the
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 child with more vegetables and fruits
 since most of them are rich in fiber.
Nevertheless, it should be known that
 not all vegetables and fruits can help
 treat constipation because some are
 t    t     ti ti    b
 even considered causes that make the
                     worse.
 constipation even worse
Examples of vegetables that are rich in
           corn, tomatoes peas
 fiber are corn tomatoes, peas, sweet
 potatoes, spinach and also beans. On the
 other hand, the fruits rich in fiber are
             ,
 orange, grapes and papaya to name a
 few.
Conversely, being aware of the food that
                             important.
 needs to be avoided is also important
 These types of food include dairy
 p                        ,y g
 products such as cheese, yogurt and
 milk.

A fruit that may also aggravate
 constipation is banana which has the
 ability to make the stool harder than it
 already is.
However, if your child is one that loves
          milk,
 drinking milk then it is better to switch
 to soy milk for the meantime as it can
 also unstiffen the stools making it soft.
                                 g

But if your child does not like drinking
 milk, then you can give him or her
 vitamins instead specifically those that
 contain calcium stimulated orange juice.
Furthermore, there are also drugs
 available as over the counter
 supplements like Citrucel and Metamucil.
 Along with the intake of these
     g
 supplements is the need for the child to
 drink around 1 liter of water every day to
              ff            f
 ensure the effectiveness of the products.
But in cases when none of these
 treatments seem to work, it is best to
 t   t    t        t      k    i b tt
 consult a doctor immediately.
The doctor may prescribe a laxative such
 as mineral oil and polyethylene glycol to
 aid in eliminating the blockage in the
 anus.

There are also instances that the child
 may require a stronger enema resulting
 to hospitalization.
Therefore, constipation in children is
 something that should not be ignored as
 it may need immediate treatment.

Find the best Constipation remedies and
 read more about toddler constipation :

http://constipationremediescentre com/
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