What is Constipation:
Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where an individual has hard fences that are difficult to expel. In most cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much water from the food that is in the colon. The main symptoms of constipation are increased difficulty and straining when passing stools. Causes of constipation include physical inactivity, certain medications, and ageing.
The treatment of recurring constipation can include lifestyle changes such as doing more exercise, eating more fibre, and drinking more water. Usually, laxatives will successfully treat most cases of constipation - but should be used with care and only when necessary. In more difficult cases, the person may need a prescription medication. People with constipation should eat between 18 and 30 grams (g) of fibre every day. Regular exercise can help to make bodily processes more regular, including the passing of stools.