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Symptom : Constipation

Authored by DesiMD Doctor on 2 Sep 2014 - 11:05

It is a gastrointestinal condition characterized by less frequent bowel movements resulting in passage of less than three stools in a week. The stool becomes harder and difficult to pass. Straining during evacuation and incomplete evacuation are the symptoms of constipation. Inadequate intake of fiber rich food and poor fluid intake are some of the major reasons of constipation.

The affected person may have the urge to pass stool but fails do so, leading to abdominal discomfort and bloated feeling. Plenty of fluid with fiber rich diet and exercise can do wonders, if not; laxatives are used to treat the condition.

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