Constipation is becoming an increasingly common health concern in our society. It can make you feel sluggish, tired, bloated, and just downright uncomfortable. While most doctors will suggest eating more fibre and other generic recommendations, most people who experience regular constipation have probably already tried these without success. This article covers underlying causes of constipation, why you should avoid laxatives, information on fibre consumption, common remedies, and unconventional remedies for constipation.
Symptoms of Constipation
Symptoms include difficulty passing or straining during a bowel movement, hard and/or dry stool, a sense of incomplete bowel movement, and/or going more than 3 days without a bowel movement. More severe symptoms include abdominal pain and even vomiting (source).