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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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Anyone who has Dubai Police app, can use it to alert about vehicles obstructing traffic.
Selkirk, of Timon Avenue, in Bootle, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of obstructing a police officer and admitted being drunk and disorderly.
He was convicted of being a public nuisance and then had more convictions for breaching a criminal behaviour order banning him from obstructing traffic.
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Rachael Bolton, 21, of Simonside Hall, in South Shields, pleaded guilty to obstructing the doors on a Metro train at South Shields on December 10.
Supt Michael McVey has been charged with tampering with evidence and two counts of obstructing justice.
Inspector Nick Evans said: "When they abandon their cars on pavements or grass verges they not only obstruct the free flow of traffic on a very busy road, but more worryingly they cause a hazard obstructing other motorists' view and obstruct pedestrians' right of way which could lead to a collision and injury.
Jarvis denied one count of obstructing an immigration officer and one count of obstructing a policeman executing his duty.
Brewer was charged with an offence of obstructing the railway under the Malicious Damage Act 1861.