What Causes Constipation

By | January 13, 2015

IUGA Office officeiuga.org iuga.org ©2011 CONSTIPATION A Guide for Women 1. What is constipation? 2. Who gets constipated? 3. What causes constipation?

Constipation and Diarrhea INTRODUCTION C onstipation and diarrhea as a side effect of medica-tions is a frequent occurrence. tion class that causes constipation and often stool soften-ers are prescribed in order to prevent constipation. How-

Constipation National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse What is constipation? Constipation is a condition in which a person has fewer than three bowel movements a

Constipation Constipation is a common problem regardless of sex, age or race. It is defined as infrequent, difficult or incomplete bowel movements.

What Causes Constipation? To understand constipation, it helps to know how the colon (large intestine) works. As food moves through it, the colon absorbs water while forming waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the

What causes constipation? People usually say they are constipated when they are having infrequent bowel movements, but constipation is incontinence and constipation, by adding high fiber foods to their diets, along with increasing fluid intake to

2 of 2 2. DIET: A diet high in dairy products and fatty foods will slow down the bowel and will contribute to the constipation problem. Fiber should be added after your child has soft, mushy stools.

What causes constipation? The most common causes of constipation are: 1. Not drinking enough water. Stool must absorb water to become softened and move easily through the digestive tract. When you are not properly hydrated, the stool becomes hard and difficult to move.

Warning signs for Organic Causes of Constipation in infants and Children Warning signs or symptoms Suggested diagnosis Passage of meconium more than 48 hours after delivery, small-caliber stools, failure to thrive, fever, bloody diarrhea

Constipation in Adults corecharity.org.uk Information about Constipation in Adults What does constipation mean? What are the commonest causes? When should I see a doctor?

Into normal transit, slow transit, or outlet constipation. Possible causes of secondary chronic constipation include medication use, as well as medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism or irritable bowel syndrome.

What causes constipation after surgery? After your surgery you may experience constipation. Surgery patients are prone to constipation for multiple

Constipation Incontinence Bowel Constipation Constipation is a common digestive problem and is when your bowel movements are less frequent and can be difficult or painful to pass.

bowel incontinence, and constipation. What causes bowel incontinence? People who cannot control when or where they People usually say they are constipated when they are having infrequent bowel movements, but constipation is

Constipation National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse What is constipation? Constipation is a condition in which a person has fewer than three bowel movements a

bowel movements than usual, it takes a long time to pass stools, and the stools are hard. What Causes Constipation? Doctors do not always know what causes constipation. It may be a poor diet, not getting enough exercise, or using laxatives

What Causes Constipation? To understand constipation, it helps to know how the colon (large intestine) works. As food moves through it, the colon absorbs water while forming waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the

N Constipation n There are a number of possible causes of con-stipation in infants and children. Whatever the cause, once it has started, constipation can be a

COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF CONSTIPATION William E. Whitehead, PhD Center Co-Director WHAT CAUSES CONSTIPATION? Constipation can refer to either very slow movement of food residues through the colon (slow