Constipation is a condition where bowel movements are painful or infrequent. Constipation is typically defined as the inability to pass more than three times per week in little volumes of firm, dry stool during bowel motions.
Causes of Constipation
Too much water is absorbed when the feces passes through the colon too slowly as a result of the colon's slow or sluggish muscle contractions. The following are a few of the most typical causes of constipation:
- inadequate exercise
- Insufficient liquids
- Insufficient dietary fiber Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ignoring the want to go to the bathroom
- Habit or lifestyle changes brought on by things like travel, pregnancy, or old age
- Irregularities in intestinal function
- Misusing laxatives
Your doctor will decide on the best course of treatment for constipation based on:
- Age, general health, and medical background
- The severity of the problem and how well you respond to certain treatments, procedures, or drugs
- Expectations regarding how this condition will progress
- Your preference or opinion
The treatment for constipation involves dietary and lifestyle modifications.
- Laxatives. After dietary and lifestyle modifications have proven ineffective, laxatives may be recommended.
- Removing or switching medications