Constipation is when you find it hard to poo or you go to the toilet less often than usual.
Symptoms of constipation include going for a poo fewer than 3 times in a week and finding it hard to poo.
Common causes of constipation include not eating enough fruit and vegetables, not drinking enough fluids and being inactive.
Constipation can usually be treated with simple changes like eating more fibre and being more active. Speak to a pharmacist if these do not help.
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