People of all ages and genders are negatively impacted by constipation. People who have fewer than three bowel-movements per week are suffering from constipation, but this can also include people who are having irregular bowel-movements that deviate from their norm. Constipation makes people feel uncomfortable and they can experience abdominal pain. There are things that can be done to avoid constipation like working out and being active, eating certain foods, such as those that are rich in fiber, and staying hydrated.
- If you have less than three bowel movements per week, then you have a problem with constipation.
- Once you eat food, your body starts the digestive process, in the small intestine, nutrients are absorbed. The waste goes to the large intestine, water is absorbed and you are able to have a BM.
- If you are constipated your stool is hard and you are straining to complete the BM process. Stay active, stay hydrated and eat fiber for prevention of constipation.
“And the problem is not just restricted to elders but is also seen among youth and middle aged people, which makes it a matter of concern.”