Last week brought news that British authorities have been investigating the death of a teenage girl from constipation. That’s right: death. The girl’s colon became so engorged with stool that it compressed her chest cavity and triggered a heart attack.
This story sounds unbelievable—shocking, at the very least.
But you know what? I’m not shocked.
Though I have not, thank goodness, personally seen a case of such tragic proportions, my clinic is booked solid with children whose severe constipation went unrecognized for years.
The rest of the post can be found here, on the Everything Kids blog at Parents.com.
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