Chronic bowel issues

Pediatrician Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents on what can cause chronic bowel issues in your child and how to know if it is something serious that needs to be treated by a doctor
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Chronic bowel issues

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Constipation is a big problem for our kids and we have to understand that once a diagnosis for constipation is made, you have to work at it for at least six months. Our bowels will send signals to the brain that they are starting to stretch. That means they are getting full and that tells us that we need to go and relieve ourselves, to have that bowel movement. And then once the bowel movement is done, the bowel walls will contract to that point. Now if they get stretched out as in constipation and you go to the ER because the kid is having abdominal pain or something is going on that the ER doctor is saying this child is constipated, gives you some enemas and something to help move the stools, that´s great but if the parents don´t stay on it, that distended colon is going to stay that way. And it´s just always going to want to fill back up and you are back to square one within a couple of weeks. So it´s very important that if you have a child that´s got the diagnosis of constipation that you stay on a bowel regimen that guarantees one to two soft stools a day and you do that for at least six months.

Pediatrician Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents on what can cause chronic bowel issues in your child and how to know if it is something serious that needs to be treated by a doctor

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Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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