Causes of constipationin bedridden patients s diverse. The limitation reduces the tonus of the intestine. If the patient is taking medications, some of them can harm the intestinal flora.

Matters and psychological side: the bowel becomes bedridden patient for a complex procedure related to the participation of a stranger. This situation is unpleasant for the patient, and he tries to avoid her, forcing himself to endure until the last moment. This too leads to constipation.

Treatment of constipation in bedridden patient is to eliminate all possible causes.

Proper nutrition

Food should be easily digestible, but firm. The presence in the diet of hot food is mandatory.

If we are not talking about heart disease or kidney disease, the patient should drink as much as possible.

It is necessary to exclude from the diet of the patient products having fastening properties: eggs, rice, walnuts, blueberries, pomegranate juice, strong tea. The consumption of potatoes should be limited.

Normal gut function contribute Kashi cereal and vegetable salad with sunflower oil, and foods rich in fiber: buckwheat, cabbage, beets, brown bread, wheat bran.

Have a laxative effect apricots, prunes, dates, raisins, carrot juice.

If constipation is caused by intestinal microflora, its restoration will help yogurts and other dairy products.

Other methods

If the patient's condition allows, with constipation, you need to do exercises for the anterior abdominal wall. All exercises are performed in the supine position. Bending your knees, you need to pull them towards the stomach, fixing in this position for a few seconds and then slowly straighten. Further, it should be possible to inflate the stomach and hold in that position for a few seconds. Last activity – maximum retraction of the abdomen, with the subsequent delay of a few seconds. To do such exercises daily, even if there is no constipation – as a preventive measure.

If a change in diet and exercises do not help, you can apply a cleansing enema. Water for the enema should be purified by the filter, boiled, at room temperature. Add to enema oil and other substances without a doctor's prescription can not. It is unacceptable and self-use of laxatives.

Your enema can be a period of at least two weeks. This procedure is contraindicated in abdominal pain and elevated temperature.