Constipation in infants and children

Constipation in infants and children

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The problem of constipation is a common condition in infancy. International Hospital Istanbul Child Health and Diseases Specialist Contact Şeyma directly En The most important condition in constipation is food. Taking fiber foods, consuming plenty of fluids, to go to the toilet for regular defecation are measures to be taken. ”

: Why do babies become constipated?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi:

The causes of constipation in infants can be listed as follows:
• Functional constipation of unknown cause
• Drug effects,
Structural disorders of gastrointestinal system,
• Collagen tissue and muscle diseases,
• Ganglion cell anomalies,
• Neural tube defects,
• Metabolic / endocrine disorders,
• Neurogenic / psychiatric disorders

: What can Mother do for her baby?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Preventive foods should be given priority in the mother's diet if the mother is given milk, the mother needs to help the baby to push with various massage techniques, to increase the amount of fluid received. If the child is taking formula formula, anti-constipation foods can be selected or phantomalt can be added to the formula (2-3 times a day). In children who take additional nutrients, diet, vegetables, fruits, whole wheat bread, oats, corn, such as residual fiber foods should take care to get rich.

: Could constipation be caused by other diseases in the body?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Yes, it is emphasized that non-gastrointestinal diseases may cause constipation. One of them is hypothyroidism, which is called thyroid hormone.

: In this case, how important is the food order? How should the correct food order be?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: The most important situation in constipation is the food order. Taking fiber foods, consuming plenty of fluids, to go to the toilet for regular defecation are measures to be taken.

: In which case should a doctor be consulted?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: If the child is constantly painful, solid, large diameter and bloody stools in between, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

: What is functional constipation? Why does it require physical therapy?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Functional constipation autonomic nervous system as a result of insufficient function of the bowel movements are infrequent and weak, and consequently the transition is slowed down. If there is anal stenosis, spark plug should be applied.

: Are softening plants the solution?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Yes, softening herbal teas may be the solution. But there are cases when it can not be.

: Is constipation a dietary disease?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Yes, it is one of the dietary solutions in which constipation preventive foods are applied.

: Is immobility an important factor for the onset of the disease?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Inactivity constipation You can start.

: How are the dimensions to be operated?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Prolonged stool causes a condition called megacolon (excessive enlargement of the large intestine). In these cases, surgery is considered.

: How effective is suppository in infants?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: If there is no chronic constipation, only suppositories can be applied. However, if constipation is chronic, other measures should be taken as a solution first.

: What tests are performed to find out the cause of the disease in long-term constipation?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: Bowel graphs with barium and Rectum Biopsy can be performed if Hirschsprung is considered.

: What are your recommendations to our mothers?

Dr. Şeyma Cüneydi: The mother should follow the defecation habit of the child even when she grows up and regulate her diet. Detected too early constipation treatment is much easier than late discernment. In addition, observing the conditions causing constipation closely and informing the doctor about this is an important part of the treatment.

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