Causes of Constipation

The causes of constipation can be as diverse as the people who suffer from it. In today’s 24-hour world, some causes of constipation can be difficult to avoid, but understanding what some of the causes may be is a good first step.

Common causes of constipation:

  • Diet – not enough water or fibre in diet
  • Stress
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement
  • Changes in routine: Travelling or a new change in environment
  • Physiological Changes: Pregnancy, aging
  • Slower digestive system
  • Side effects of various medications and some nutritional supplements