Constipation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages. It is frequent in children, in adults it is most common in women than in men and in the elderly the prevalence increases for both sexes. Being constipated means that your digestive system does not work as frequently as it should. Frequency varies from one person to the other, but in general, a person suffers from constipation when they have three or less bowel movements per week, the feces can be hard and dry, there may be pain when defecating, abdominal bloating, and the sensation of not having fully defecated.
Constipation can happen for many reasons. There are two types of constipation:
If you want to know how to prevent the uncomfortable symptoms of constipation, bear in mind these recommendations:
The best way to help your digestive system to work optimally is to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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