Health Tip: Do You Have Risk Factors for
(HealthDay News) -- Constipation is characterized by producing
fewer bowel movements than you typically do, or by producing bowel
movements that are difficult or painful to pass.
The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
says risk factors for constipation include:
- A change in your normal patterns of travel, exercise or
- Not going to the bathroom when you feel the need.
- Being under significant stress.
- Not getting enough fiber in your diet, or not drinking enough
- Taking some medications, such as diuretics, antacids, pain
relievers or antidepressants.
- Taking certain dietary supplements, such as calcium or
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