Constipation is a common symptom among people nowadays, with an incidence of about 2% to 28%. The incidence of constipation will also increase significantly with age, especially in the elderly, about 15% to 20% have constipation symptoms. Because patients with constipation have difficulty in defecation, the frequency of defecation is reduced, which could cause stools to dry and harden. Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective in treating constipation with little side effects and is often more popular with patients with constipation. So how to treat constipation? Dr. Yang, a Traditional Chinese Medicine physician, will share with you the treatment and advice of a real case study.
病例 Case Study ：
Patient is 71 years old, weight 159lbs (72kg). Constipation for many years, difficulty in defecation, fatigue, often cannot pass a bowel movement in 3-5 days. Stool texture is very dry and hard, and the pellets are like sheep feces. Patient often feels bloated, mouth is dry and bad breath, and tongue is red with yellow greasy coating. Patient also has high blood pressure and coronary heart disease in the past.
杨医生 Dr. Yang:
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners believe that constipation is due to abnormal large intestine conduction disorder, leading to constipation and prolonged defecation cycle; or the cycle is not long, but the feces are dry and hard to discharge; or the feces are not hard, although the stool is intended, but the stool is not smooth. In the treatment of constipation in Traditional Chinese Medicine, according to the different symptoms and manifestations of constipation, according to the specific causes, symptomatic treatment will be adopted to relieve the heat of the constipation, conduct stagnation, dispel the cold, and invigorate qi, blood, yin, and yang. Cooperate with some subordinate’s products.
By analyzing the patient’s situation, patient is an elderly person with a history of constipation for many years, showing prolonged defecation cycle, difficulty in defection, and dry and hard stool. For elderly patients with long-term constipation, the cause of constipation is often due to the gradual depletion of blood and body fluid in the body when the body is old. Due to qi deficiency, the large intestine is unable to transmit the air, and the intestines are not able to pass through; due to insufficient yin, fluid, and blood, the intestine is not moisturized, which leads to weak defecation and prolonged cycle. At the same time, the patient also sees abdominal distension, dry mouth, bad breath, red tongue with yellow greasy coating. This should be a manifestation of obstruction of the internal organs and accumulation of heat in the stomach and intestines. Therefore, the patient should take the method of purging the bowels and bowels in the treatment.
For specific treatment, the Chinese Patent Medicine Pine Brand Maren Soft Capsules Herbal Supplement would be a good choice. This herbal supplement has the effects of moisturizing the intestine as laxatives. It is suitable for intestinal dryness and constipation caused by the deficiency of yin and lack of essence in the body and blood. The moisturizing ingredients contained in this herbal supplement are also suitable for the adjuvant treatment of other types of constipation patients.
In addition, patients can also use Traditional Chinese Medicine decoction. We can use 30 grams of Radix Astragalus, 30 grams of Taizishen, 15 grams of Atractylodes, 15 grams of Aurantia Fructus Immaturus, 15 grams of Cortex Magnoliae, 30 grams of Hemp Seeds, 15 grams of Dried North Almond, 5 grams of Licorice, 5 grams of Chinese Angelica, 15 grams of Radix Ophiopogonis, 15 grams of Radix Rehmanniae, 15 grams of Scrophularia Root, prep the medicine once a day and decoct in water to invigorate the qi, nourish the yin, nourish blood, and relax the bowel. Once constipation is better, dosage can be changed to one dose every other day to consolidate the effect.
Always consult a physician before start using any dietary or herbal supplements.
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