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ob·struct

(əb-strŭkt′, ŏb-)
v.
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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References in classic literature ?
The whole of Lucy's behaviour in the affair, and the prosperity which crowned it, therefore, may be held forth as a most encouraging instance of what an earnest, an unceasing attention to self-interest, however its progress may be apparently obstructed, will do in securing every advantage of fortune, with no other sacrifice than that of time and conscience.
It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is more apt to be diminished than promoted, by those occasions which require an unusual exercise of it.
The Torres Straits are nearly thirty-four leagues wide; but they are obstructed by an innumerable quantity of islands, islets, breakers, and rocks, that make its navigation almost impracticable; so that Captain Nemo took all needful precautions to cross them.
Not only do they make the sick suffer, the whole medical community obstructs traffic.
It says: "Any person who resists or wilfully obstructs a constable in the execution of his duty, or a person assisting a constable in the execution of his duty, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale, or to both."
Minister Lomoro threatened the press, obstructs humanitarian missions, and threatened to eliminate the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM).
The police announcements that the decision for house arrest of Bitola Mayor Vladimir Taleski wasn't submitted to their offices, clearly shows that "VMRO-DPMNE" obstructs the work of the Court and acts in favor of the narrow personal and party interests of the officials on power, announced from LDP, Bitola.
He added that it also obstructs police, ambulance and rescue personnel.
"The central government obstructs the implementation of investment projects in the province," Mehdi al-Musawi told Aswat al-Iraq.
"Any protest that uses violence, vandalizes public property, obstructs people from reaching their jobs or obstructs the flow of traffic, will be penalized," Cabinet Spokesman Magdy Rady told Daily News Egypt.
Anyone who obstructs emergency workers could face a fine of up to pounds 5,000 under rules which came into force this week.