About Constipation

Constipation is more common than some people may believe with many people suffering from constipation at some time during their lives.


About Constipation

Constipation is more common than some people may believe with many people suffering from constipation at some time during their lives.

What is constipation?

Constipation can occur when a person's digestive system, for one reason or another, does not function properly.

Constipation is commonly understood as having infrequent or difficult bowel movements, as well as having fewer than 3 bowel movements per week. If you experience constipation that lasts longer than 2 weeks, or notice a sudden change in bowel habits, it is important to consult your doctor.

Learning to identify constipation by understanding its symptoms and causes can help you interpret your body's messages more clearly so you can find the right type of relief to help you get back to feeling like yourself.

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