Doctors believe that the human intestine should be emptied once a day. If the defecation is delayed more than 48 hours, it can be considered that the patient has a stool disorder. The patient may experience pain. Worst of all, when the delay of defecation occurs more than 4 days. This means that the patient has a terrible constipation, which must be dealt with urgently.
Unfortunately, rare and painful bowel movements, this is not the only problem. The person begins to experience colic, bloating and heaviness of the abdomen. Because of the prolonged presence of feces in the body, contributes to the appearance of gases. People with terrible constipation lose their appetite. In addition, they have nervousness and muscle spasms.
Eerie constipation causes such diseases as:
- Enteritis and others.
In some cases, there is a chance of contracting hepatitis and bile duct disease. If fecal masses are in the intestine for a long time, cancer can develop, so, once a terrible constipation has been recognized, it is necessary to begin its elimination.
A terrible constipation in a child
The danger is terrible constipation, which appeared in the child. Older children can still complain of pain or other symptoms, but babies can not. Noticing the terrible constipation of the baby, many mothers simply do not know what to do.
First of all, it is necessary to change the diet of a young patient. The kid should not use:
- Confectionery, as sweets contribute to the development of constipation;
- Fast food;
Regarding treatment, you should not resort to enema. Of course, it will allow you to temporarily forget about the terrible violation of the chair, but in time it can return. As you know, excessive use of enemas is dangerous, as the body gets used to them and refuses to perform its function. It is best to seek help from a doctor so that he can determine the cause of the terrible constipation.
With big babies everything is clear, but when a terrible constipation appears in infants, it is not enough who knows what to do. If the patient is disturbed, he is restless, the tummy is swollen, the stool is not visible for 7 days. If no symptoms appear, the baby feels well, there is no need to worry about the child's not a terrible delay in the stool, but simply all the food is digested and absorbed by the body.
When a terrible constipation is confirmed, it is urgent to seek medical help from a doctor. If there is no way to do this, you can put the baby glycerin candles or give lactulose syrup.
What to do if you have a terrible constipation in an adult?
When the described symptoms appear, many adults do not know how to act, as the disease prevents them from leading a habitual way of life. Before you start treatment, you should reconsider your food, perhaps a terrible delay in bowel movement occurred due to insufficient intake of fiber or a small amount of fluid.
The patient's diet should consist of the following ingredients:
- Rye bread;
- Food containing fiber;
- Sour-milk products;
- Low-fat broth.
As a terrible delay in emptying is painful, you need to drink anesthetic. Perfect fit no-shpa. Also, in most cases, doctors prescribe laxatives, as it is problematic to empty the intestines with your own efforts.
There are times when only an operation can cope with a terrible problem. This occurs only if the likelihood of lethal intoxication is high. It is for this reason that you should not stay with a terrible lock one on one for a long time.