Pediatric Constipation Can Occur Due To Insufficient Fluid Intake
Pediatric constipation is common to children who do not drink enough fluids, eat enough fiber or have a diet high in constipation-causing foods such as cheese, milk, and bananas. The symptoms can be observed in very hard stools or hard pellet-like stools as well as in bowel movements that are infrequent as well as cause a lot of pain. Besides having pain when passing a bowel movement, children may also experience cramping abdominal pain.
Temporary And Common Problem Amongst Children
Pediatric constipation is a common problem among children, but is usually no more than temporary and should not be cause for undue concern among parents. A little known combination used in pediatric constipation is the use of homeopathic medicines to treat children for this condition, and it is also known to be used throughout many parts of the developed world. It may not be widely known, but following Chinese medicine as well as homeopathy is the second most prevalent branch of medicine found anywhere in the world.
Pediatric constipation can be treated with homeopathy as it helps strengthens as well as focuses the child's immune system on the symptoms and root cause of the ailment. As the immune system gains in strength, it will be able to fight off constipation more effectively.
Another plus point with regard to using homeopathy for pediatric constipation is that children love the sweet taste of homeopathic medicines and there are also little or no side effects. The combination of pleasant taste as well as minimal side effects ensures that the child does not feel nauseous or drowsy, and the likelihood of the child taking the medicines regularly is greater.
Pediatric constipation can come about due to complex interactions in the child's development, gastrointestinal physiology, intake of nutrients as well as parental expectations. Children normally soil as well as feel constipated, and it is believed that sixteen percent of 22-month-old children reported constipation among the toddlers, and of these, between 38% and 65% showed symptoms before they were six months old.
There is also differing gender distribution among pediatically constipated children, and in preschoolers as well as infants, the difference is not noticeable, but is seen more frequently in prepubertal boys rather than in girls. Following puberty, however, pediatric constipation is much more frequent amongst females than in males, and it may occur more commonly if the parent or sibling also suffers from constipation.