(HealthDay News) -- Constipation can mean passing
fewer-than-normal stools during a week, or passing stools that are
dry and hard, or difficult to pass.
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse offers
these possible causes of constipation:
- Changes in your exercise routine, dietary habits or travel
- Not going to the bathroom when you have the urge to produce a
- Being under significant stress.
- Lack of fiber or fluids in the diet.
- Taking vitamin supplements, especially iron, calcium or some
- Medical conditions, including pregnancy, digestive problems,
diabetes or thyroid problems.
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