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What are common causes of constipation?

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The most common causes of constipation are pretty easy to remedy, including:

  • Too little fiber in your diet
  • A lack of fluids
  • Too little exercise
  • Ignoring the urge to go to the bathroom
  • The use of certain medicines, such as antacids, blood pressure medicines, pain relievers, antidepressants, iron supplements, and anticonvulsants

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Constipation."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation."

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Constipation."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Constipation."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Constipation."

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Constipation."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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