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11 Aug 2008

Constipation problem
I would like to know on what might be causing constipation cause my wife gets constipated from time to time?As a result at times it gets so painful& it becomes difficult for her to go to the loo.Sometimes there' s something which comes out like an intestine from her& it makes difficult for her to sit.She' s been to the Dr' s but it seems there' s nothing that helps.This started last year when she was pregnant& she delivered in Oct07 but the problem still remains.Can you suggest on which Dr should we visit cause we are staying in Centurion?????
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Mno
I would recommend that you wife should consult a surgeon because it sounds as if she may have a prolapsed bowel. If you are in Centurion, phone the Unitas Hospital and ask enquiries to refer you to one of their general surgeons. Constipation is usually caused by a lack of dietary fibre or roughage in the diet. Constipation can be counteracted by increasing dietary fibre content and using probiotics ("good microorganisms") to normalise bowel function. To increase your dietary fibre intake and obtain tips about this condition, click on ‘Diet', ‘You are what you eat' and "Healthy GI tract'. The use of probiotics ('beneficial microorganisms') such as LP 299V (buy at chemist) can also promote normal bowel movements.
I do hope you wife will soon be feeling much better.
Best regards
DietDoc
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