Ayurvedic treatment for Constipation in children

Constipation in children

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Constipation in children

CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN CAUSES

Many young children are known to tighten the external anal opening if they do not wish to pass motions. Regular following of this practice reduces the motility of the rectum and causes hardening of the accumulated stools. Passing of such hard stools is difficult and painful - which again can lead to spasm in intestine and retention of the stools. This condition is termed as ‘functional constipation’. Most children who present with constipation have functional constipation.1

Yet, in some cases, constipation may be serious. Especially in infants - who do not pass motions within 48 hours of birth - this may be due to a serious disease called Hirschsprung’s disease.

Some other conditions that can cause constipation in children are2

  • Birth related malformations in rectum
  • A type of lung disease (Cystic fibrosis)
  • Complications due to type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease
  • Any type of poisoning
  • Side effects of some medicines

Some causes of constipation in infants according to Ayurveda are as follows4

  1. Weakening of Apan Vayu causes the stool to become hard & cause difficulty in evacuation.
  2. Slow movement of intestine due to high Vata dosha

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