Patient Education and Behavior Modification

Many misconceptions can be dispelled as patients gain a better understanding of their disorder. This begins with reviewing the anatomy of the pelvic floor musculature along with a review of normal bowel and bladder function with the use of visual aids. This is followed by reassurance that irregular bowel habits and other defecatory symptoms are common in the healthy general population. Another frequently observed behavioral pattern, common among elderly women with symptoms of urinary incontinence, is the restriction of fluid intake to avoid leakage; in fact, this may worsen symptoms of constipation as well as symptoms of urinary incontinence. A bowel and bladder diary can be used to accurately document fluid intake and voiding habits along with any symptoms of urgency, incontinence, or constipation.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment