June 14, 2023 3 min read
Constipation is a common gastrointestinal issue that can be caused by a variety of factors. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, constipation is defined as having fewer than three bowel movements per week, passing hard or dry stools, experiencing difficulty passing stools, or feeling incomplete evacuation after bowel movements.
Here are the top reasons for constipation and ways to address them:
In conclusion, constipation can be caused by a variety of factors, including low fiber diet, dehydration, lack of physical activity, medications, medical and mental health conditions, ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement, pregnancy, and aging. Addressing these factors through dietary changes, physical activity, hydration, and management of underlying medical and mental health conditions can help alleviate constipation and promote regular bowel movements.
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