Updated: Jul 16, 2019

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

  • Eating disorders

  • Lack of activity

  • Stress

  • Holding when you need to go toilette

  • Pregnancy

  • Stress


  • Few bowel movements

  • Bloating

  • Stomach pain

  • Straining when going toilette

  • Feeling of being constantly full

  • Hard or small stools

  • Vomiting

  • Feeling like your bowels haven’t emptied

Top Tips

  • Balanced diet with plenty fibre

  • 2litres of water per day

  • Regular exercise

  • Cut out caffein and dairy

  • Go to the toilet when you feel the urge

Top Foods & Helpful Herbs

  • Dark leafy green vegetables

  • Fruit

  • Legumes

  • Beans

  • Berries

  • Prunes

  • Avocado

  • Kimchi

  • Sauerkraut

  • Aloe vera

  • Ginger

  • Fennel seed

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