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Treatment of Encopresis!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Treatment of Encopresis!

Treatment of Encopresis

Homeopathic Treatment of Encopresis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Encopresis
Psychotherapy Treatment of Encopresis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Encopresis
Surgical Treatment of Encopresis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Encopresis
Other Treatment of Encopresis
What is Encopresis
Symptoms of Encopresis
Causes of Encopresis
Risk factors of Encopresis
Complications of Encopresis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Encopresis
Precautions & Prevention of Encopresis
Treatment of Encopresis

Homeopathic Treatment of Encopresis

Homeopathic Treatment of Encopresis works to regulate bowel movement. It also calms down emotional state of child. Some of the homeopathic remedies for encopresis are:

Bryonia
Causticum
Calcarea carbonica
Lyco
Nux V
Graph

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Encopresis

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Encopresis gives you techniques for teaching your child not to hold stool. It may be used to help the child cope with the shame, guilt or loss of self-esteem associated with the disorder.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Encopresis

The allopathic Treatment of Encopresis includes the following medications:

Stool softeners, such as lactulose
Colon lubricants, such as mineral oil
Rectal suppositories
Enemas
More oral fluids

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Encopresis

Eat high fiber food

Drink lot of fluids

What is Encopresis?

Encopresis occurs when your child resists having bowel movements, causing impacted stool to collect in the colon and rectum. When your child’s colon is full of impacted stool, liquid stool can start to leak around the hard, dry, impacted stool, soiling a child’s clothing.

Symptoms of Encopresis

Leakage of stool on your child’s underwear
Avoidance of bowel movement
Lack of appetite
Abdominal pain
Constipation
Long periods of time between bowel movements, possibly as long as a week

Causes of Encopresis

Constipation
Emotional issues

Risk factors of Encopresis

More common in boys
Chronic constipation
Not drinking enough fluids
 

Complications of Encopresis

Low self-esteem
Embarrassment and frustration
Depression 

Diagnosis of Encopresis

Diagnosis of Encopresis involves the following tests:

Physical examination
Abdominal X-ray

Precautions & Prevention of Encopresis

Encourage your child to drink plenty of water
Provide your child a diet

high in fiber
Encourage your child to have regular bowel movements

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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