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What Causes Constipation?

What is constipation? Constipation is common. If you are constipated it causes one or more of the following: Poo (faeces, stools or motions) becomes hard, and difficult or painful to pass. The time between toilet trips increases compared with your usual pattern. (Note: there is a large range of normal bowel habit. Some people normally go to the toilet to ...

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How to prevent constipation

Although constipation is common, you can take several steps to prevent it, including making diet and lifestyle changes. Fibre Making sure you have enough fibre in your diet can significantly reduce your chances of developing constipation. Most adults do not eat enough fibre. You should aim to have at least 18g of fibre a day. You can increase your fibre ...

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