Stroke Survivor and Constipation natural therapy

General Information:

Constipation caused by stroke:

Neurological disorders: Stroke and Parkinson’s disease can slow the movement of stool through the colon, rectum, or anus; and resulted in Constipation.

Constipation is a common problem following a stroke, with 60{d2c7c35e4ee47a3b128e2ca5e907b83fa256d96a1cccb463cb682ad155330796} of stroke patients experiencing constipation in rehabilitation wards (Robain et al., 2002)

Common causes of stroke patients prone to constipation include:

  1. Neurological disorders can cause the formation of defecation reflex;
  2. Stroke Survivor’s Prolonged bed resting may have the dietary habits and bowel habits or defecation posture changed.
  3. Patients’ physical weakness, decreased activities, decreased bowel movements, bowel underpowered; or just because of eating too little, insufficient stool volume and so on.

When Stroke patients get constipation, the stool cannot be successfully defeated. And on the other hand, the decomposition of a large accumulation of amine, which is produced by the intestine, will be absorbed into the bloodstream, and become toxic to central nervous system, which can seriously affect stroke patients’ brain function restoration.

So, To Stroke Patients, not only need to take actions to prevent constipation but also need to take real and effective remedies to stop constipation quickly. Here are some simple and easy tips for reference:

  1. Stroke patients should maintain a healthy life with regular bowel movement; the bowel movement intervals should not be too long to avoid too much stool be accumulated and too much water to be absorbed.
  2. Take enough fiber and water in daily diet; this can make the stool soft and with enough volume to be defeated;
  3. Most stroke patients may have a significant problem to have enough physical activity, however, even if sitting in a wheelchair or lying down on the bed, it is critical to try to have more than 30 minutes abdominal exercise daily to avoid constipation.
  4. For general mild constipation, abdominal massage can be to increase the chance of intestine peristalsis, promote bowel movement
  5. Some Superfoods or general fruits may have significant effect on particular individual’s constipation problem, try to find the RIGHT ONE for yourself and by yourself [for related instruction, please refer “Constipation Home Therapeutic Remedies”]
  6. For Stroke Patients who had a normal bowel movement before the stroke, and get constipation because of dried hard stool after Stroke, talk to your Doctor if you can take 15ml Wax oil before sleeping, Wax oil should be able to lubricate the intestinal wall and make the stool soft.
  7. If you have more other health problems except for regular Stroke issues, Please consult your doctor or health care professional for a better solution for yourself per your particular situation. For example, for stroke patients with cerebral edema problem, maybe is the best option for both your problem of constipation and cerebral edema [you have to talk to your doctor or health care provider first!!!!]

Moreover, refer http://www.strokesmart.org:

Problems with bladder and bowel function are common but distressing for stroke survivors. These issues occur when a stroke has damaged the part of the brain that controls waste removal or the brain signals for it. “Going to the bathroom” after suffering a stroke can be complicated by:

  • The triad of bladder dysfunction: Urinary frequency, urinating more frequently than usual; urgency, having a sudden need to urinate; and incontinence, being unable to control your urination.
  • Urinary retention: Trouble urinating or not completely emptying your bladder.
  • Constipation: Being unable to have a regular bowel movement.
  • Bowel incontinence: Being unable to control your release of stool. If any of these symptoms occur, you should address it with your doctor as soon as possible.

Most Conventional medicine doctors pay their most attention at series health problem caused by stroke.

By Complementary and Integrated Medicine, the most severe problem caused by stroke is the survivor’s heart function get severe damaged, and affect patients Liver and Kidney function severely. It not only makes the survivor become disable but also make the survivor’s kidney and liver function weak, and cause constipation and Urinary Retention

The solution for stroke survivor’s Constipation problem: Functional Food Lifestyle change Program for Liver and Kidney function strength, also make the stool soft.

 

 

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