Constipation is a condition when you are not passing stools regularly or an inability to empty your bowel fully. It can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy and change in size.

Constipation is quite common and can affect people of all ages. This condition may be a short-term issue or in some cases it can be chronic with significant pain and discomfort.

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Authored Aug 11, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Aug 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm