Constipation can become an uncomfortable situation for men, mums, and for children, particularly if left untreated or it is chronic. It has a variety of causes and contributing factors.
During pregnancy for instance, hormonal changes coupled with iron supplements can be causes of constipation that are best addressed by drinking extra fluids and adding a little more fibre to your diet. Constipation can also be an effect of medications you’re taking for pain or treatment for other conditions.
Our constipation symptoms checker can offer advice on the symptoms you are experiencing — even if it’s sudden discomfort as a likely result of you being constipated. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can provide constipation relief.