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Dealing with the Dreaded "C-Word"...Constipation

Posted by Tracii H.

Constipation is an epidemic in this country. Abdominal distension, straining during bowel movements, hard stools and the feeling of unrelenting fullness after a bowel movement are all signs of constipation. It can be very unpleasant, but it usually doesn't signal disease or a serious problem. What things cause constipation? A number of things, actually. Some of these include the following: Not drinking enough fluids. Lack of dietary fiber. Neglecting exercise Using laxatives or stool softeners for extended periods of time Certain medicines like narcotics, antihistamines, and antidepressants Prolonging bowel movements
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