The term constipation may have a different meaning from person to person. The frequency of a bowel movement varies considerably among people, ranging from 1-3 times/day to once in 3 days. Therefore, it is difficult to have a precise definition for constipation that would stand true for all. Thus, constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. It also means passing stools very infrequently, passing hard stools, or having any kind of difficulty in evacuating the bowel.
Though occasional constipation is very common, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. Typically lasting for more than several weeks, chronic constipation can cause significant pain and discomfort and affect one’s quality of life.
Healing hands clinic is a certified centre of excellence for constipation treatment in india providing constipation care in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nashik and Jaipur. Each of the clinics have Internationally recognised surgeons and state of the art facilities to provide holisitic treatment for constipation cure.
Treatment of constipation
With a tagline – 'SAY NO TO SURGERY'- MCDPA is the idea of Dr Ashwin Porwal, who has dealt with thousands of patients of piles and chronic constipation. He noticed that a lot of these patients do not need to go under the knife. What is needed in these cases is a conservative approach along with lifestyle modifications. With these observations he formulated a treatment technique he labelled MCDPA ( Medicines-Constac-Diet-Physiotherapy-Ayurveda ). It is a pioneering amalgamation of modern science, age-old Ayurveda and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy, which ensures a multipronged attack on the disease, effectively increasing possibilities of a satisfactory cure. Emphasis on approved scientific treatments and all round care of the patient is the basis of MCDPA.
A QUICK GLIMPSE OF MCDPA
M-Medicines: Probiotics are micro-organisms ( bacteria and yeast ) that our beneficial to the health of the gut. It has been found that a decrease in the count of these healthy gut bacteria may be a cause of constipation and hence, a short course of probiotic supplement may be given
C-Constac: Ayurvedic medicines can be wisely used to treat conditions like constipation, sans the side effects that Allopathic medicines often have. Extensive research from ourteam comprising of Ayurvedic doctors enabled us to formulate purely herbal products, Constac and Constac Plus. They are given under the guidance of doctors and are extremely safe.
D-Diet: A diet rich in fiber aids in formation of stools and is the backbone of any constipation treatment. Our nutritionists will guide you in formulating a diet that suits your lifestyle and culture.
P-Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy: This is aimed at strengthening the muscles of the pelvic region as they play an important role in evacuation of stools. Many a time, especially in females, the weakened pelvic floor muscles are the major cause of the constipation. The exercises are taught by a Physiotherapist.
A-Ayurvedic therapy:This includes Basti which is an Ayurvedic oil enema therapy. It is one of the components of the highly revered Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda. It helps in relaxing the rectal muscles and anal sphincter.
Biofeedback is basically done to regain control over the rectal muscles. As discussed earlier, in chronic constipation, especially in Obstructed Defecation Syndrome, impaired rectal muscle function is an important causative factor leading to difficulty in expulsion of stools. In this non-invasive treatment, a probe is inserted into the rectum and the muscle activity is monitored on a computer screen. A physiotherapist will then guide you and train you to improve your defecation effort.
In cases of Obstructed Defecation Syndrome or when Chronic Constipation has led to rectal prolapse, surgical intervention in the form of STARR Surgery may become necessary. The aim of the surgery is to remove the part of the obstructed/prolapsed rectum and replace it with a healthy portion of the remaining rectum.In STARR surgery, done under general anaesthesia, two circular staplers are used to produce a circumferential trans-anal full thickness resection of the lower rectum. The combination of the two stapled resections eliminates the structural abnormalities associated with ODS.
STARR ( Stapled Trans Anal Rectal Resection ) Surgery was invented by world-renowned colorectal surgeon, Dr Antonio Longo. Dr Porwal was fortunate to get an opportunity to learn the technique from Dr Longo himself, and currently, Dr Porwal performs the maximum number of STARR surgeries per month in India. He was the first to perform it in Maharashtra, and with efforts to spread awareness, he has managed to cure hundreds of patients of Chronic Constipation, some having suffered from it for decades.
ADVANTAGES OF STARR SURGERY
- It is a procedure that is performed through the anus, requires no external incisions and leaves no visible scars.
- The recovery time is short and patient can join office work by 5th day.
STARR is a surgical procedure that is performed through the anus, requires no external incisions and leaves no visible scars. Using a surgical stapler, the procedure removes excess tissue in the rectum and reduces the deformities that can cause ODS. Patients undergoing STARR are typically hospitalized for one to three days and have minimal recovery time after leaving the hospital.Is STARR Effective?
Yes. In a recent clinical study, chronic constipation symptoms significantly improved in most patients undergoing the STARR procedure. Overall patient satisfaction with the STARR procedure was high, with 90 percent of patients rating the results as either good or excellent.
Constipation is one of those topics few people like to discuss. But if you suffer from constipation you know it can be painful and frustrating and interferes greatly with your daily life. Almost everyone suffers from constipation at some time. Studies show that up to 16 percent of women in the India meet symptom criteria for chronic constipation. Moreover, people tend to suffer with the condition for a long time. Research shows up to 45 percent of individuals with constipation report having the condition for five years or more. Now there is a good reason to talk about chronic constipation. There is a surgical alternative that may be able to help women who have been unable to find solutions in the past for a type of chronic constipation called Obstructed Defecation Syndrome ( ODS ). Before you can understand whether you may have ODS, you need to understand more about chronic constipation. Constipation clinic now at chinchwad, Chakan and Opening Soon at Navi Mumbai...