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    Introduction Constipation is when a person has fewer than three bowel movements a week; has difficulty having a bowel movement; or has stools that are dry, hard, or larger than normal. Many things can make constipation likely after surgery. They include: Medicines, especially numbing medicines (anesthetics) and very strong pain medicines called narcotics. Feeling stressed because of the surgery. Eating different foods than normal. Being less active. Symptoms of constipation include: Having fewer than three bowel movements a week. Straining to have a bowel movement. Having hard, dry, or larger-than-normal stools. Feeling full or bloated. Having pain in the lower abdomen. Not feeling relief after having a bowel movement. Follow these instructions…

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    One of the common issues within the aging population is constipation, which impacts one’s normal bowel habits and overall health. However, everyone undergoes constipation at one point in their lifetime, regardless of age. There are several causes that lead to this discomforting situation, and many individuals are not comfortable opening up about this feeling to health care providers. The purpose of this paper is to discuss constipation concerns within older adults and how nurses can promote…

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    Idiopathic Megacolon

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    There are many causes for constipation/obstipation, the primary due to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Excessive grooming, mechanical obstruction (foreign body, parasites, intussusception etc.), functional obstruction (due to drugs or idiopathic megacolon), painful defecation, stress or reluctance to defecate, as well as metabolic diseases such as obesity and hyperthyroidism. This was a case of idiopathic megacolon, which resulted in obstipation. Parasite infestation may have contributed…

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    Introduction Hirschsprung disease is a rare condition in which nerve cells that control contractions are missing from part of the large intestine (colon). The colon absorbs fluids and holds stool so that it can be passed out of the body with movements called contractions. In Hirschsprung disease, the colon has trouble moving stool out through the rectum. This leads to constipation. This condition is most commonly diagnosed at birth or shortly after. What are the causes? The cause of this…

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    For Unit 3 discussion board I decided to talk about colon cancer. I recently have a really close resident at the assistant living I work at get diagnosis with colon cancer. Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine and lower part of the digestive system. This cancer begins as small, noncancerous clumps called adenomatous polyps. Which later turn into cancer if not caught fast enough. Some of the symptoms to watch out for are bowel habits such as diarrhea and/or constipation, blood in…

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    strong scented sprays should also be far from the patient. This will be a good strategy to keep the patient off the risky point of using inhalers. The homemade food should be served warm and ensure that it is a balanced diet with more of high fiber recipes such as vegetables and fruits. Take water in plenty to facilitate digestion and enhance faster reduction of asthmatic episodes. • High fiber diet comprises two types, i.e. the soluble and insoluble diet whereby the low fiber diet is said to…

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    Malignant is the term used to describe a tumor or growth that is cancerous and can spread to other parts of the body. This cancer is a complex cancer. It involves the interruption and controlling over intestinal epithelial cell lining proliferation, differentiation, and prevents cell death, apoptosis. The cells in the body rely on vital mechanisms to replenish the body and help it perform properly. Symptoms In the early stages of colon cancer, signs and symptoms are misunderstood and this…

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    Infant Constipation

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    which parents feel is a big responsibility is going to the bathroom. Infant constipation is a serious problem for some and in early days constipation is a major problem for kids. Normal bowel movements can happen 4-5 times a day directly after birth. The stools are soft which easily pass through the digestive system. Breastfed child has more stool movements as compared to formula fed kids. As a kid grows, their bowel movement will drop to 2-3 times a day. A hard and unmoving bowel movement can…

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    This model does not treat the body with accurate proof, but rather uses assumption for the diagnosis. Additionally, the medical model declares that illnesses are solely due to an irregular functioning body (Reuter, 2016). This is explained with the various symptoms associated with IBS such as gas, constipation, diarrhea and so forth (Jacobsen, 2001, 1). The medical model does not take into account the social factors that may be affecting a person’s disease like unemployment, access to food,…

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    Description of the Problem: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a well-known condition involving constant abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation and gas. It is commonly referred to as “IBS”. There are many factors that can expose a person to this illness. Similar to many illnesses there are certain ways you can avoid them. Dr. Anitha Anchan, a parent and doctor, said, “IBS can be prevented in two ways – either avoid the risk factors or the triggers to prevent symptoms of IBS.” When Dr.…

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