Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Constipation In Children

There are many conditions that children may acquire from eating the wrong kinds of food constipation is one such condition. Constipation is a digestive disorder, a condition normally characterized by infrequent bowel movement usually accompanied with pain and difficulty in passing stools. This digestive abnormality can hurt the child’s rectum and because of this, sometimes blood is passed along the child’s stool and can frighten the child as well as the parents.

Constipation can easily be avoided by giving your children enough fiber in their diet. High fiber diets include fruits, vegetables and grain products like wheat bread or bran. Laxatives should only be given as a last resort because it can cause electrolyte imbalances which can be hazardous to your child’s health.. Exercising and physical activities can help children prevent constipation. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water daily is a plus factor.

According to pediatricians, multi-strain human origin probiotics are vital against constipation. In recent news, the US FDA certified lactobacilli and bifido probiotic, also known as Protexin products are generally regarded as safe rated microorganisms. In line with this, a clinical study showing a 91 percent improvement among constipation sufferers who are taking multi-strain probiotics. Consistency and odor of the stool were also improved. So giving your child foods that contain these strains of microorganism found in some popular health drinks can aid in preventing constipation.



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