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Constipation In Children With Tracheostomy
If you have a child who has a tracheostomy, you may be frustrated by all the extra struggles your child has to go through that other children don't have to deal with. Some of these struggles may be directly correlated to their tracheostomy. One of these is constipation. It has been found that in kids with tracheostomy, 80% have an ongoing problem dealing with constipation. While scientists who did the research can't find the exact cause, they do know this is a much bigger problem for these children than normal children.
So as a parent, what can you do? You want to cure any of your child's pains, including those that come from constipation. First it may be time to talk to your doctor about a colon cleanse for your child. This is a process that will help cleanse colon waste that has become blocked up and is causing their constipation problem.
As you know constipation can cause your child to feel tired, irritable and even suffer pain from bloating and pressure. They don't need this added to the problems they are already dealing with. But the only way to stop this from happening is to cleanse colon waste out that has become a slowed down or completely blocked up in their system. To this end, many doctors recommend a colon cleanse.
When it comes to colon cleanses on adults, versus a system to cleanse colon waste for a child, there are very different concerns. So, before taking any steps toward cures for constipation for your child, you should talk to a doctor. Also, this is doubly important as many children with tracheostomy are already on other medications and treatments for any of a number of medical issues. It is vital that the doctor knows what type of colon cleanse you are looking at, to make sure it won't interfere or interact with any of the treatments that your child is already on.
When it comes to children with tracheostomy, as parents, we want to do whatever we can to make them feel better and happier. In this case, while you may not be able to cure their overall problem, you can cure one of the symptoms – constipation.