The Vibrating Pill Helps You Treat Constipation

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Here is a good news for people who are suffering from chronic constipation. In the future, you may not need to turn to laxatives to move your bowels. A tiny non-pharmacologic capsule developed by Israeli researchers’ promises to cure chronic constipation. A revolutionary vibrating, drug-free capsule that promises to treat chronic constipation. This capsule is shown to double the number of weekly bowel movements of an individual. No major noticeable side effects during the study with this capsule.

Capsules

Capsules

According to the results of a new pilot study done by the researchers at Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel, they developed a novel, vibrating pill-size capsule that helps treat chronic idiopathic constipation and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome – without the need for medications. Dr. Yishai Ron, who headed the research team of this study, presented the study results at Digestive Disease Week 2014 in Chicago.

This study comprises of 26 patients who all suffer from chronic constipation or irritable bowel syndrome. They were given the capsule twice per week and they filled out questionnaires on their toilet habits. All these patients were asked to refrain from any laxatives or other constipation treatments two weeks before initiating the study. Results of the study indicated that the capsule is shown to double the number of weekly bowel movements of the participants.

The participants of the study reported to have had increased bowel movements, from two to four times per week. They also reported a reduction in constipation symptoms, difficulty defecating and incomplete evacuation. The study found no noticeable major side effects from this capsule. The capsule is non-reusable and is expelled out of the body with the bowel movement. Dr. Ron opined that up to half of patients suffering from constipation are not happy with the pharmacologic treatment that they are presently getting, either due to ineffectiveness, undesirable side effects, or the risk of developing dependency with long-term use.

This capsule contains a small vibrating engine that is programmed to vibrate six to eight hours post ingestion. The vibrations caused by this capsule promote contractions in the intestines, which induces the natural course of digestive tract. Though the capsule is still in the testing stage, the researchers believe that the study results points to a potential alternative for medical treatment that avoids a host of unpleasant and undesirable side effects.

The Vibrations Caused By ThisCapsule Promote Contraction

The Vibrations Caused By This Capsule Promote Contraction

What is Constipation?

Constipation, either acute or chronic, refers to the difficulty passing stools or infrequent/incomplete passage of stools. The constipated stools generally tend to be hard, dry and small in size – making it extremely difficult to defecate. Almost everyone, from new born to elderly experiences constipation at one time or the other in their lives. However, this condition is more common in elderly people.

Some of the general measures that help you treat constipation without the use of medications to include – consuming a diet rich in fiber such as vegetables, fruits and cereals, drinking at least 6-8 glasses of fluids a day, and getting moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

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