Constipation occurs when there is difficulty in passing out stool or having fewer than 3 stooling episode a week. This condition affects people of all ages, with over 20% in the general population and 29.6% in children experiencing its discomfort. This prevalent gastrointestinal condition is more common among the elderly.
Factors contributing to constipation include a low-fiber diet, caffeine abuse, alcohol overuse, medications, endocrine disorders, neurological diseases, and psychological issues.
Long term constipation can cause problems to the health as it can lead to abdominal discomfort or cramps, Poor quality of life, Hemorrhoids, Anal fissures, Damage to the pelvic floor, Fecal incontinence and even Urinary retention.
Let’s prioritize digestive health this December!
Spread the word and make healthy choices to keep constipation at bay. Your gut will thank you!