Children and Constipation

Constipation is very common in children of all ages, especially during potty training or starting school or pre-school. Constipation is defined by either a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements, or the bowel movements are painful.

Children aged 1-4 years typically have a movement 1-2 times per day. When a child is constipated they may involuntarily soil their underwear. Constipation can begin when there are changes to the child’s diet or routine. On many occasions a child may hold their stools when they have to use unfamiliar toilet facilities.

Once a child has been constipated for several days the stool begins to fill in the large intestine, this prevents the colon from working properly and lead to retaining the stool. We at Ultimate Health are successfully helping children with constipation through helping make changes in their diet, and with the use of Abdominal Cupping therapy.

Child Constipation