Constipation is defined in simple words as the inability of an individual to empty his bowels. It is generally defined as having less than 3 bowel movements per week. It occurs when the stool moves very slowly through the bowels making it very hard and dry.
In chronic constipation this symptom persists for several weeks.
Having an occasional constipation is very common and is not at all alarming but for few people it becomes chronic and can interfere with their daily routine life.
We at our centre have developed a comprehensive programme that deals with constipation exclusively. Here we do a detailed analysis of this condition and come out with the appropriate treatment policy that is tailored-made for every individual. It may be a change in the diet to include more fibre’s , relaxation technique’s, specially designed exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles or even toilet-retraining as happens with some patients. Few patients may have to undergo an operation called STARR which is done with staplers to remove the obstruction. It is a minimally invasive operation with no cuts and is done completely inside the rectum with the help of specially designed staplers.