Constipation: Causes, Symptoms and How to Find Relief

Constipation is a very common problem.
Learn more about it, what causes it and the differences between over-the-counter laxatives.

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What Is Constipation?

Learn about the basics of constipation, including symptoms, prevention and how to find relief.

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Causes of Constipation

Get to know the common causes of constipation, including those that you can control and those caused by other issues.

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How to Avoid Constipation

Helpful hints for what you can do to avoid constipation in the first place, like what to eat and drink, staying active, and how to recognize warning signs of constipation.

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Tips for Finding Relief

Learn some strategies for dealing with constipation, from reducing stress to how to properly sit on the toilet for easier bowel movements.

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Understanding Laxatives

Get to know the different types of laxatives so that you can choose the right one for you.