What is constipation?
Difficulty to pass stools or passing hard stools is called constipation. Although severity and presentation may differ from person to person, less than 3 bowel movements per weeks constitutes constipation as per definition.
Is constipation a disease?
No, constipation is a symptom, not a disease.
Is constipation genetic?
Constipation often runs in families, suggesting genetic predisposition or environmental factors such as diet.
How common is constipation in India?
22 per cent of the adult Indian population is suffering from the condition, with 13 per cent complaining of severe constipation.
What are the symptoms of constipation?
Signs and symptoms of chronic constipation include:
What are the causes of constipation?
Common lifestyle causes of constipation include:
Medications that can cause constipation include:
Medical and health conditions that can cause constipation include:
What would happen if neglect constipation?
When untreated, constipation can lead to unpleasant complications such as
How can I avoid constipation?
What is the treatment of constipation?
A variety of medications appropriate to the cause are available to treat constipation. Your Doctor will find out more about you and prescribe you the one that works best for you.
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