Understanding Constipation

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal issue characterized by infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool. It occurs when the colon absorbs too much water from the stool, making it dry and hard, which in turn can lead to straining and discomfort during bowel movements. Several factors contribute to constipation, including dietary choices, dehydration, lack of physical activity, medications, and underlying medical conditions. Understanding constipation involves recognizing its symptoms, potential causes, and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and addressing any underlying issues to promote regular and comfortable bowel movements