What do you think of when you hear the word constipation? The symptoms are a lot broader than you may think. It’s not always struggling to pass a bowel movement, or spending a long time sitting on the toilet! Constipation can also mean infrequent bowel movements. What are the common causes of constipation? And which are possibly causing your issues?
Read on to find out what may be causing your toilet troubles and how to help them.
The symptoms for constipation may be a lot broader than you think. Here are the most common symptoms you may experience.
In our clinic we often see people who’s symptoms have worsened when they increased the fibre in their diet. If this has happened to you, it is a major clue that you may have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Some medications can cause constipation. If you are on any of the following then they could be playing a part in your problem:
Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians if you are experiencing chronic constipation. At the initial appointment, we’ll gather a full history regarding your health, lifestyle, digestive function and diet to inform a customised approach to address underlying factors and get you moving again.
If you are experiencing symptoms of constipation please get in touch with one of our team.
* While in medical circles, pooping once every third day is considered adequate, it is certainly not optimal. The longer faecal material sits in the intestines, the more likely you are to have other problems.