People with constipation experience difficulty emptying their bowels. Bowel movements can be infrequent or hard to pass.
Dehydration and not having enough fiber in the diet may cause constipation. A lack of exercise, some medications, pregnancy, and hormone deficiencies can also lead to constipation.
It’s important to eat enough fiber and drink enough fluids. A diet with enough fiber helps the body form soft, bulky stool. Most constipation can be managed with medical therapy and a good bowel regimen. Surgery is the last option for treating constipation.
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