FUNCTIONAL CONSTIPATION The treatment of functional (chronic) constipation involves a multidisciplinary approach. Many patients come to the emergency department looking for medication. Medications often employed in the treatment of constipation are listed in T§.ble...7.9-4.. However, the most important part of treatment is dietary and behavior modification. The most important prescription a patient with constipation receives is for a strict dietary and exercise regimen, for without adequate fluid (1.5 L/day), fiber (10 g/day), and exercise, medicinal methods usually fail. 21 In addition, patients should be urged to take advantage of the gastrocolic reflex by attempting to defecate daily after a certain meal.
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Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.