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Symptoms of Constipation

Posted Jun 02 2009 4:39pm

woman resting her head on her folded hands Symptoms vary between sufferers. Some people just experience a spot of difficulty, having to 'strain' on the toilet, while others may have physical discomfort, particularly:
  • wind
  • bloating
  • stomach pains/stomach cramps

photo of woman sitting in a chair in teh countryside Constipation doesn't just cause gastrointestinal symptoms, people often experience the following problems when their digestive systems slow down:

  • lethargy
  • headache
  • irritability
  • feeling 'down in the dumps'

These symptoms can lead to a lack of confidence, perhaps feeling less buoyant than usual, in fact constipation can really spoil your day. Unfortunately, you may not even realise you are constipated. Many of us lead such busy lives our bowel habits go largely unnoticed, but you know that you just don't feel 'quite right'.

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