Chronic Constipation

Most Common Digestive Complaint in US

More than 2.5 million Dr. visits per year.

  • Infrequent bowel movements

  • Hard or formed stools

  • Small stools

  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

 

Helpful Steps

Go to the bathroom at the same time each morning. Make this your morning "habit," as colonic motor activity is highest at this time.

Because stress can interfere with relaxation of the whole body, including the bowels, it's important to use some type of relaxation technique daily. 

Drink plenty of liquids. It's recommended that you drink at least eight glasses of liquid (preferably water) each day.