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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.


  • What is constipation?
  • Constipation Symptoms and Causes
    • Constipation Symptoms:

      Each person can experience constipation differently. While constipation symptoms are not the same for everyone, there tend to be some common signs and symptoms:

      • Painful, difficult bowel movements
      • Having dry, hard stools
      • Excessive straining while going
      • Gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort
      • Having the feeling of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement
      • Having fewer than 3 bowel movements per week

      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.

  • Tips to Prevent Constipation
  • Constipation Treatment Options
  • When to See Your Doctor
  • Constipation During Pregnancy & While Breastfeeding
  • Travel tips

Constipation Symptoms

Each person can experience constipation differently. While constipation symptoms are not the same for everyone, there tend to be some common signs and symptoms:

  • Painful, difficult bowel movements
  • Having dry, hard stools
  • Excessive straining while going
  • Gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort
  • Having the feeling of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement
  • Having fewer than 3 bowel movements per week

Learn more about these common constipation-related topics