Evacuant Medication

Evacuant Medication

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...to this sport has been known to create a constipated habit. Such caution applies still more positively to bicycle riding. Lauder Bru11ton has the pertinent remark that the exercise which encourages contraction on the part of the diaphragm is, thereby, calculated to secure a secretion of bile; and a brief, daily course of such character may do more for the patient than a long, idle and listless walk. Finally, the author has seen more than one case of prompt relief--and less often of cure--of a constipation which had baffled all previous treatment, however varied, through the simple drinking of hot water. This recent prescription has been elevated into a system, has had monographs written Fonssagrives gives among his causes of constipation: " 2d, --Habitual compression of the seat (du siege), by a too prolonged sitting position, as in equitation; it is known that we may momentarily suppress expulsive solicitations of the intestine, in diarrhcea or under the influence of a purgative, by sitting down, or by firm pressure of the perineum; one may, little by little, habituate the mucous membrane of the extremity of the large bowel to a contact which at first it does not well support, but which, finally, deadens its sensibility." upon it, and, like many other things nowadays, has had its craze; but, none the less, it has its occasional Wise application. The water must be hot, not warm (temperature 110 to 130 Fahr.), must not be made aromatic, and should be drunk slowly, by sipping, and in considerable quantities; perhaps a pint before breakfast._ A pint thus taken is sufficient for some; with others it but begins the day. How the hot water performs its service, when effectual, is not quite plain; a good deal has been said by its...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679298X
  • 9781236792983