About Constipation

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

Causes of Constipation

Constipation can be caused by certain diet and lifestyle choices, as well as physiological changes and certain medications.

Sometimes it is not always easy to anticipate what will cause constipation; and it is not always predictable. Below is a list of some of the more common constipation triggers.

  • Diet (high fat and refined sugar, low in fibre)
  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Inactivity / Lack of exercise
  • Travel
  • Pregnancy
  • The normal aging process
  • Changes in your daily routine
  • Not using the bathroom when you have the urge to go
  • Commonly prescribed medications, vitamins, and dietary supplements

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