Constipation, porridge conditioning
There are five main causes of constipation in the elderly: less exercise: the elderly have less activity, weak abdominal muscles, slower peristalsis, food and residues are not easy to push down, and constipation easily occurs.
Poor mental constitution: Most of the elderly who are nervous and depressed have constipation, which is because of the disorder of neuroregulatory function.
Some chronic diseases, such as hypothyroidism, psychological disorders, etc., can cause constipation.
Drug factors: Many elderly suffer from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and require long-term medication.
Some antihypertensive drugs and diuretics can cause constipation.
Dehydration in the body: The sense function of thirst in the elderly is reduced, and when the body is dehydrated, it does not feel thirsty, which leads to reduced water in the elderly and dry stool.
Dietary factors: Foods with high fiber content in cereals, especially most coarse grains and fruits, cause reduced water in the large intestine and imbalanced flora, causing constipation.
Physician Huang Suiping, director of the Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, believes that constipation in the elderly is more common due to infirmity, yin, yang, blood, and blood stasis.
Can be adjusted according to the following types of diet: — Qi deficiency type.
Although there is a will, it is difficult to replace the toilet, the stool is not dry, the abdomen is not painful, the complexion is pale, the spirit is weak, the number of urine is short, the tongue is pale, the moss is thin, and the pulse is weak.
Governance with Yiqi Runchang.
● Shenqi porridge: Codonopsis sibiricus, astragalus each 20 grams, rice 50 grams, white sugar.
Codonopsis sibiricum, astragalus slices, decoction and juice, increase the rice to cook porridge, once a day, and even serve for 3-5 days.
It can be used for supplementing qi and qi, and is suitable for the elderly with qi deficiency and constipation.
The second type is blood deficiency.
Symptoms include dry stools like chestnuts, pale and yellowish appearance, dizziness, palpitations, reddish tongue, and thin pulses.
Governance to nourish and moisturize.
● Polygonum multiflorum congee: Polygonum multiflorum 20 grams, rice 50 grams, white sugar.
Fry the Polygonum multiflorum with water and juice, increase the rice to cook into thin porridge, add white sugar, and then boil.
Once a day for 5 consecutive days.
Can replenish qi and blood, nourish liver and kidney, suitable for liver and kidney disease, dizziness, tinnitus, soft waist and knees, dry stool and hyperhemoglobin, hyperlipidemia, etc.
The third is Yang deficiency.
Symptoms include constipation, pale face, tiredness, chills, cold limbs, weak lumbar spine, and pale tongue.
Treatment with laxatives in Wenyang.
● Cistanche porridge: Cistanche 30 grams, rice 50 grams.
Wash and cut Cistanche first and cook porridge with rice once a day for 3-5 days.
It can nourish the kidney and help the yang, moisturize the bowel, and defecate. It is suitable for elderly constipation, chills, cold limbs, abdominal pain, and urine replacement.
Director Huang suggested that the elderly should increase their exercise appropriately. The elderly who cause constipation due to some reasons, it is best to take a walk every day to relax the whole body muscles.
Pay attention to the diet structure, pay special attention not to eat laxatives, and see a doctor immediately if you have any problems.
In the early stage of some asynchronous tumors, there may be different stools and changes in bowel habits. The elderly should pay special attention to these changes.
Because the elderly have low immunity, long-term constipation may cause colorectal cancer, so don’t take it lightly.