About Constipation

Although you may be one of the millions of Canadians uncomfortable with discussing constipation, the truth is it’s a very common gastrointestinal complaint. Based on a study in 2001, 27% of Canadians (approximately 1 in 4) reported suffering from constipation in the previous three months1.

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While this gastrointestinal issue can affect anyone, women are twice as likely as men to experience constipation2 and it is more frequent among adults age 65 and over.
Learn more about the symptoms associated with occasional constipation here.

Now the good news: There are steps you can take to help prevent becoming constipated.
Find tips to help prevent constipation here.

Help your bowel function normally by learning the causes and how to properly treat occasional constipation if it strikes.
Learn more about the causes that contribute to occasional constipation here.

1Paré P et al. An Epidemiological Survey of Constipation in Canada: Definitions, Rates, Demographics, and Predictors of Health Care Seeking. Am J Gastroenterol 2001; 96:3130-3137.
2Paré P et al. Recommendations on chronic constipation (including constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome) treatment. Can J Gastroenterol Vol 21 Suppl B: 3B-22B