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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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PESHAWAR, November 14, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Pakistan Chest Society (PCS) NWFP Chapter would hold a press conference on November 16 regarding the World Chronic Obstructer Air Way Disease and International Conference on Lung Diseases and TB.
The country is a hostage in the hands of Hizbullah, the real obstructer of the formation of the government due to its negative influence, either through its arms or by threatening another May 7," Gemayel said.
Any unauthorised obstructer could be liable for damage.
Main obstructer of any agreement is France, which sees imports of beef, maize, citrus products and other Mediterranean products as a threat to its own farmers.
Pastoring a president acknowledged by political allies as untrustworthy and condemned by opponents as a serial adulterer, perjurer and obstructer of justice is, in the view of United Methodist minister, the Rev.
Although our main focus here will be on cases in which the alleged obstructer was a party to the proceedings, there are also numerous obstruction cases involving non-party lawyers, informants, witnesses, judges, and legislators.
The caretaker minister accused Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun of being a "mere cover for Hizbullah, which is the main obstructer of the cabinet formation.