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About Constipation

Constipation is more common than some people may believe. In fact, about 80 percent of people suffer 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 the more common constipation triggers.

  • Diet (high fat and refined sugar, low in fiber)
  • 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
    • Antacids
    • Anticholinergic drugs
    • Antidiarrheals
    • Antihistamines
    • Antiparkinson's drugs
    • Antipsychotics
    • Antispasmodic drugs
    • Calcium channel blockers
    • Calcium supplements
    • Iron supplements
    • Opiates
    • Tranquilizers
    • Tricyclic antidepressants

      If you are taking any of these products or other medications, vitamins, or dietary supplements and you experience occasional constipation symptoms, talk to your health professional to find out if they could be a contributing cause.

Learn more about these common constipation-related topics