Our proctologist Dr Ashwin Porwal and Dr Sailesh Matkar at MEDSTAR are highly experienced in treating patients with chronic constipation. Dr Ashwin Porwal has invented the treatment plan for chronic constipation which includes modern science, age-old Ayurveda and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy known as MCDPA for an effective and long term cure.
Our clinical team use several advanced techniques to rule out the exact cause of constipation which results in precise diagnosis and effective treatment of constipation in Dubai. At our centre, we have the facility of Proctoscopy, Colonoscopy, Anal Manometry, MRI Defecography, blood tests and food intolerance test.
Treatment of constipation include:
After successful treatment of constipation, our patient can expect an improved quality of life. Being constipated affects both the physical as well mental health of the patient. The use of new and research-based procedures makes our patient not worry about bowel movements anymore.
Stools should be soft and must pass easily without straining a lot. Eating a fibre-rich diet, adequate water and an active lifestyle helps in maintaining the non-straining consistency of stools. Medications like diuretics can cause hard and dry stools. Hard and dry stool that require lots of straining is considered constipation.
Laxatives are a safe and relatively inexpensive option but work only for people with very mild constipation. Sometimes overuse or misuse of laxatives can worsen the situation. They must be used on the advice of the doctor only, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, with any medical condition and its ongoing medications.
Consult the doctor if you have been constipated for more than 6 weeks and other treatment of lifestyle change and laxatives are not helping.
Also, visit the doctor immediately if you are constipated and experiencing one of the following symptoms:
Weakened pelvic floor muscles can also cause constipation. These muscles are strengthened by the regular exercises of pelvic floor muscles which results in regular bowel movement. Also, physiotherapy exercise helps in regulating the movement of colons. Our treatment plan at MEDSTAR also includes the session of physiotherapy for such exercises.
Most constipation conditions can be resolved with diet, lifestyle changes and laxative therapy. Surgery is required in cases of constipation due to a slow-moving colon or blocked colon that has failed all medical treatments and physiotherapy.
At MEDSTAR, our proctologists aim for changing the lifestyle of the patient before recommending surgery option.
Normal bowel frequency can range from three bowel movements per day to three bowel movements per week. Bowel movement frequency is affected by a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, inadequate water intake, medications and medical condition of the patient. Less than 3 bowel movements per week are considered constipation and when it lasts for more than 3 weeks it becomes chronic constipation requiring medical treatment.
No, constipation is not age-specific. Anyone can get constipation irrespective of age or gender. Nowadays almost everybody is affected by constipation due to a low fibre diet, inadequate water intake, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity and habits of smoking. Constipation is also caused by medicines like diuretics, medical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and complication of surgeries.
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