Physical therapy may help kids with constipation

(Reuters Health) – Many children with constipation may have an easier time going to the bathroom when potty training is paired with exercises to improve posture and strengthen pelvic muscles, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on 53 school-age kids with what’s known as functional constipation, a common childhood problem that can be caused by psychological or neurological issues. This type of constipation isn’t due to physical or hormonal issues that make bowel movements difficult. All of the kids received standard care for constipation, which included toilet training, education and laxatives. A subset of 27 children chosen at random also…
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