We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Patients with constipation should be aware of the risk factors that bring it on and that are related to lifestyle. For example, a diet low in fibre, insufficient hydration, lack of regular hygiene habits, lack of exercise, etc. These factors may be changed.
Nursing staff have a crucial role to play in preventing constipation as they educate people on healthy lifestyle habits.
It is important to promote lifestyle changes by offering advice on hygiene and diet tips and measures, and stress and anxiety should be avoided. By preventing constipation, stools may be passed without difficulty, improving the consistency and volume of faeces.
To avoid constipation a series of recommendations can be followed.
Avoid using laxatives, they may change your bowel movements and you could become dependent on them. If you do need to take laxatives, make sure you follow medical guidelines.
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