ConstipationOverview

overview

Constipation is when you find it hard to poo or you go to the toilet less often than usual.

symptoms

Symptoms of constipation include going for a poo fewer than 3 times in a week and finding it hard to poo.

causes

Common causes of constipation include not eating enough fruit and vegetables, not drinking enough fluids and being inactive.

treatments_overview

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.

Page last reviewed: 13/08/2019
Next review due: 13/08/2022