Constipation

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People with constipation experience difficulty emptying their bowels. Bowel movements can be infrequent or hard to pass.

What Causes Constipation? 

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.

How to Treat 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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