CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Constipation refers to reduced bowel movement due to many reasons resulting in difficulty in passing stools. It may persist for several days or weeks.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • TREATMENTS FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • PROGNOSIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • YOGA FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CONSTIPATION

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Difficult passage of stools
  • straining when passing stool
  • Reduced bowel movements
  • Dry or hard stool
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating

CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Dehydration
  • Lack of dietary fibre
  • Medication side effects
  • Underlying pathology
  • Problems related to toilet training
  • Reduced  intake of drinking water
  • Cow’s milk allergy

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

Due to the causative factors bowel movements become reduced or stool becomes hard and the child feels difficulty in passing stools.

DIAGNOSIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Physical examinations
  • Barium enema, anorectal manometry, X-ray is done to find out the underlying pathology.

TREATMENTS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Constipation in children usually resolves itself without the need for prescription treatment.
  • Eating more fibre
  • Drinking more water
  • Use of mild laxatives
  • Enema
  • Suppository

PROGNOSIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

It is curable and the symptoms are manageable.

COMPLICATIONS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Rectal bleeding after straining
  • Anal fissure, which is a small tear around the anus
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Faecal impaction

CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,constipation in children refers to vibandha.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Excess consumption of dry and  ununctuous food
  • Vata dosha vitiation
  • Suppression of urge of defecation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Difficulty in passing stools

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

Due to the causative factors, vata dosha becomes vitiated and dries up the stools finally vibandha manifests.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Anaha – abdominal discomfort
  • Adhmana
  • Difficulty in passing stools
  • Shirah Shoola – headache

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • The prognosis is Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Gandharva hasthadi kashaya
  • Chiraviwadi kashaya
  • Avipatti churna
  • Gandharva eranda
  • Trivrit lehyam in small divided doses

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Phalavarti – anal suppository

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration of constipation in children

  • Rajanyadi Churna
  • Ashta Churna
  • Agasthya Rasayana
  • Aravindasavam
  • Gandharva hasthadi kashaya
  • Chiruvilwadi kashaya
  • Avipatti churna
  • Gandharva eranda
  • Amritotharam kashayam
  • Trivrit lehyam
  • Sukumara ghrita

HOME REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Intake of warm water frequently
  • Intake of water boiled with coriander and cumin seeds

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Intake of more water and dietary fibres

YOGA FOR CONSTIPATION IN CHILDREN

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and is effective in stress-induced constipation in children

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CONSTIPATION

  1. Ayurvedic management of chronic constipation– A case study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033722/

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