Constipation is defined as the difficulty in passing stools. It is generally defined as less than 3 bowel movements per week. It also means passing hard stools, passing stools infrequently, or difficulty in evacuating bowels.

Causes of Constipation:

• Lack of fluids or fiber-rich diet.
• Ignoring the urge to pass stools
• Due to the side effect of iron supplements or anti-depressants.
• Lack of physical activities or exercise.
• Sedentary lifestyle.
• IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndromes)

Symptoms of Constipation

• Hard and lumpy stools
• Less than 3 bowel movements per week
• Feeling of incomplete evacuation.
• Needing help to empty rectum such as using fingers to remove stools.
• Stomach ache or cramps in stomach

What are the treatment options for constipation?

Constipation can be treated through ayurvedic medications or advanced laser procedures. The ayurvedic treatment includes ayurvedic medicines and pelvic floor physiotherapy. At Healing Hands Clinic MCDPA procedure is used for constipation treatment.

M: Medicines: A short course of a probiotic supplement is given to increase the count of healthy gut bacteria.

C: Constac: It includes ayurvedic medicines and these medicines are given under the doctor’s guidance.

D: Diet: Diet rich in fiber and healthy diet is guided by a nutritionist at Healing Hands Clinic.

P: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: The weakened pelvic floor muscles in a female is one of the major causes of constipation. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

A: Ayurvedic Therapy: Ayurvedic therapy is done to relax pelvic muscles and anal sphincter.

Biofeedback Therapy

It is a non-invasive treatment in which a probe is inserted into rectum and muscle activity is monitored on screen. With the help of this physiotherapist guides and trains the patient to improve defecation.

STARR Surgery

STARR (Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection) technique was invented by world-renowned colorectal surgeon, Dr. Antonio Longo. Dr. Porwal learned this technique from Dr. Longo himself. This procedure is performed through the anus, requires no external incisions and leaves no scars. The patient can join his office work by 5th day of surgery.

How to prevent constipation?

• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Eat a diet rich in fiber.
• Avoid a sedentary lifestyle.
• Do regular exercise or physical activities.

Healing Hands Clinic is a certified center of excellence for constipation treatment in India having centers at Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, and Bengaluru. All the centers have a well-qualified team of doctors and surgeons and state of the art facilities to provide holistic treatment for constipation.

Author's Bio: 

Proctologist at Healing Hands Clinic