Constipation is a symptom rather than a disease and can become a serious problem for a child and its family. It’s a condition that makes the child unable to expel the stool and can cause anxiety in parents.
“Che fatica la pupù” suggests new habits, rules, and lifestyles that can help solve this problem and prevent it from worsening.
The paediatrician’s advice is necessary, possibly at an early stage, when constipation causes the child to suffer. In fact, it has been proven that treatments are less successful when symptoms have been going on for a long time.
Medicinal plants can be a gentle solution to this problem, thanks to their emollient and lubricating properties, which make them effective against acute and chronic constipation.
Paediatrician Vitalia Murgia is a professor at the 2nd level Master’s Programme in Herbal Therapy at La Sapienza University in Rome and at the 2nd level International Master’s Programme in Herbal Medicine at the Universities of Trieste and Madrid. She is the author of numerous scientific articles and books.