Constipation is a condition of the digestive system where an individual has hard feces that are difficult to expel. In most cases, this occurs because the colon has absorbed too much water from the food that is in the colon.The slower the food moves through the digestive tract, the more water the colon will absorb from it. Consequently, the feces become dry and hard.When this happens, emptying the bowels can become very painful. This article will cover the main causes of constipation and how it can be treated and prevented.
Constipation generally occurs because too much water is absorbed from food.Causes of constipation include physical inactivity, certain medications, and aging. Some cases of constipation can be relieved by lifestyle changes. Laxatives should only be used as a last resort