- Q What increases my risk for chronic constipation?
Inactivity and pregnancy both have an affect on the body that increases the likelihood that your bowels will strain while trying to eliminate stool. Lack of fiber or fluids in your diet can affect your stools' ability to properly travel through your... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of acute constipation?
The primary symptom of acute constipation is a sudden change in bowel movement patterns. If you are experiencing less frequent or more difficult bowel movements than normal, and these symptoms have come on suddenly, you may have acute constipation. Other... Full Answer
- Q How can chronic constipation affect my pregnancy?
Chronic constipation can develop as a result of pregnancy and can cause hemorrhoids and discomfort. Excess hormones and iron-heavy prenatal supplements can cause a change in your stool that leads to constipation. This constipation will continue... Full Answer
- Q How common is chronic constipation?
Chronic constipation is a very common side effect of many conditions, medications, and diet choices. Over a million people visit the doctor every year complaining of chronic constipation. People most commonly affected by chronic constipation are... Full Answer
- Q Does constipation affect women differently than men?
Constipation affects nearly everyone at some point, and the symptoms are the same for men and women. But women reports symptoms more often than men. Constipation is also common during and after pregnancy. Full Answer