Constipation is where you find it difficult to empty your bowels regular, it can be associated with hardened feces.
How frequent bowels movements occur differs from person to person. Some go up to 3 times a day whilst others may go 1-2 times a week.
Why does it happen?
Change of diet
Not enough water or fibre in the diet
Side effect of medication
Symptom of illness or disease
Lack of activity
Holding when you need to go toilette
Few bowel movements
Straining when going toilette
Feeling of being constantly full
Hard or small stools
Feeling like your bowels haven’t emptied
Balanced diet with plenty fibre
2litres of water per day
Cut out caffein and dairy
Go to the toilet when you feel the urge