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Parkinson and Chronic constipation


My father aged 70, is suffering with parkinson since 14 years and is under allopathic medication. His mobility is reduced a lot.

He is suffering high constipation. We are using all sorts of laxatives and it takes 2 - 3 days of laxative usage before he empty's his bowls. Often his stools are so hard, some one has to help him with fingers to empty.

Further , since past one year we are observing that his legs are becoming thinner and constipation is increasing. Due to parkinson he is not moving much and almost confined to bed.

He gets emotionally disturbed (often he asks for poison !!!) till he empties his bowels and after that he comes back to normal.

The suffering due to constipation is becoming more than the parkinson and the use of laxatives is creating some sort of abdominal pain.

As of now he takes Parkinson drugs + BP Drugs + Blood thinning Drugs (all allopathy and some ayurvedic drugs also for parkinson.

Can any one suggest some medicine for his constipation?

  chiru71 on 2006-05-05
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Nag, I will let those experienced with homeopathy deal with the constipation question, but I just wanted to say how sorry I am about what your dad is going through.

From a non-homeopathic standpoint, if you have access to George's Aloe Vera juice - found in many health food stores - is something I take sometimes. It has a mild laxative effect, and it can help to soften the stool. Plus aloe vera is healing and soothing to the GI tract.

George's Aloe Vera is unique because it tastes just like spring water - your dad will not be able to tell the different. Most aloe vera juice tastes pretty bad.

I've had contipation problems since I was a kid, so I have some expericen in this department.

If you use the search feture on this forum and type in 'constipation', I think you will find recent discussion that may be of help.

Best of luck to you -

Truthfinder last decade
If you would like insight into the gut-brain connection...email me by finding my address under my profile, and I can send you some information about what I did to address this same issue.

beatms last decade
Thanks a lot Tracy. I will have my dad try aloe vera.

Dave, thanks for volunteering to share info. i am sending you a mail.
chiru71 last decade
Hi Chiru71,
Your father's condition is so much similar to my father's that at first I thought I was reading a post on my own father. He is also 70 years and has been suffering for PD since 10 years. He is completly immobile now but I dont let him lying on his bed but use a wheel chair to transport him to the toilet, TV room and the dining room. At times he goes into depression and is getting anti depresants inaddition to all the same type of nedicines you have mentioned.
Now about constipation: My father had been suffering from constipation ever since I remember. Lately however it has become a much bigger problem. Similar to your father my father can go without passing stool for several days. We give him a laxative called Skilax drops. The usual dose is 15 drops for adults but I give him 30 drops at about 7Pm and then another 15 drops at around midnight. Most of the times this works but it has happened that my father has sat on the WC for more then 3 hours at a time and nothing happened. As you mentioned the stool comes out very hard and takes my fathers whole strength.
I have heard about a remedy called Hydratis in homeopathy but its better that a homeo doctor suggest something for our fathers.
Take good care of your parents in their hour of need cause if it was the other way around they would do the same for us.
Best regards
RemedySearcher last decade
Thanks all for the information.

Dave please send me the information you spoke above.

nooch190 last decade

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