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Constipation - What it is

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints worldwide. Virtually everyone will experience constipation at some point in their life. 
Constipation is generally defined as having less than three bowel movements per week. Stools are usually hard, dry and difficult to expel. Some people experience pain from straining during bowel movements and may also experience bloating and abdominal discomfort. 

Constipation is a symptom and not a disease. In the vast majority of cases, it is temporary and not serious. Occasionally, it can be a sign of more serious underlying diseases and will warrant further investigations.

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