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What is constipation?

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Constipation happens when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. The normal length of time between bowel movements (also known as "stools") ranges widely from person to person. Some people have bowel movements three times a day; others only one to two times a week. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement causes the stool to harden and become more difficult to pass.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Constipation WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/11/2018

SOURCES:

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration: "Parkinson's Treatment Tips for Constipation."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Constipation in Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Gastrointestinal Problems."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration: "Parkinson's Treatment Tips for Constipation."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Constipation in Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Gastrointestinal Problems."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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