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(əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
To block or close a body passage so as to hinder or interrupt a flow.

ob·struc′tive adj.

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Q. I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? I recently had my surgery for bowel obstruction? None of the diet was restricted for me by doctor but should I go for any special diet.

A. I had surgery in 08/08 during having a c-section and hernia repair, and I'm having diarrhea all the time. I don't know what to eat nor what medicines to take. Only Immodium AD helps temporary. If I have an appointment, I don't eat breakfast or lunch. I come home and eat dinner. About 30 minutes after eating, I'm in the bathroom. Can someone help me please? I have to return back to work next month, and I don't want to be in the bathroom more than I am at my desk.

Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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Speaking at an industry event in Cairo on Monday, ENI CEO Claudio Descalzi said the company had not expected Turkey to obstruct Saipem 12000 because "we are inside Cyprus' EEZ.
It must not further obstruct substantial negotiations and it must engage constructively in the second round of negotiations," the group said in a statement.
North Wales Police and Wrexham Council officers say they will be clamping down this weekend on those who obstruct pavements, after repeated warnings.
Statistics indicate that the US has repeatedly used veto, more than any country, to obstruct resolutions condemning the Israeli flagrant violations of human rights against the Palestinians, the latest, its threat to veto a draft resolution on recognizing the Palestinian independent state.
The patrols will track down beggars and reckless motorbike riders who obstruct road traffic by performing daredevil shows in streets.
However any peaceful protest that doesn't obstruct businesses or the flow of traffic is allowed and guaranteed by the law," Rady added.
They tried to obstruct the minister and governor's program in the old city which included visiting a project financed by the Spanish government and to check on Palestinian conditions, Abu Rahmeh said.
Speaking on Voice of Lebanon Radio after meeting Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir, Jumblat said Syria and Saudi Arabia had made significant progress in their mediation bid "before dark forces intervened to obstruct the endeavor.
Skaters seriously practice for competitions and they can, in no manner, intentionally obstruct others," said Hidetoshi Ito, head of the federation s figure skating commission.
3 : to make (something) difficult to see <The new building obstructs their view of the ocean.
Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said in a letter read on television that he would not cling to office or obstruct the rise of a new generation of leaders, raising speculation about his political future, reports AFP (Dec.
What ultimately ended his presidency was his attempt afterwards to cover it up and to obstruct the investigation by federal authorities, including the FBI, into his campaign's activities.