Understanding Constipation

Understanding Constipation


Painful passing of stool

Don’t think you’re alone if you suffer from constipation. Nearly 2.5 million people in Australia also share symptoms of being constipated.

There isn't one single factor that can be pinpointed as the definitive cause of constipation. Understanding your symptoms of constipation can help you identify the science behind your causes of constipation, and dispel any myths that are steering you in the wrong direction. Then you can make appropriate changes, whether they are dietary changes or lifestyle changes in order to have constipation relief.

One thing you can do in an effort to prevent constipation is to follow a daily routine for visiting the toilet and one for exercising. Combine these things with making appropriate dietary changes and incorporating relaxation techniques in your day to address constipation that is diet or stress based.