Chronic Constipation Patients Will Pick What To Eat

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With the lack of a healthy diet in our modern days it gets really common between children to face certain chronic diseases in their guts. This will include symptoms as stomach aches, constipation or other forms of symptoms. These disease should not be taken lightly as they may lead to more complications.

However, a recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have showed results concerning the diets preschoolers would pick, who suffer from chronic constipation. They will pick their foods in a manner that suits them disregarding their bowel movements and toilet behaviors. The study was published in the Journal Of Pediatrics.

This study was led by a pediatric gastroenterologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine called Mark Fishbein, MD. He commented on his results saying, “Our study is revolutionary, revealing that chronic constipation in young children accompanies heightened sensory sensitivity. In many cases, chronic constipation might be the first hint that the child also has some sensory issues and could benefit from occupational therapy. Feeding problems due to sensory sensitivities are especially common in these children and they are best addressed when kids are under 5, before maladaptive behaviors become more entrenched.”

The study included the use of 66 preschoolers from age 3 – 5 which all suffered from chronic constipation. The study focused on their habits, bowel movements and type of food they pick to eat.