Constipation

Constipation is a condition of the digestive system which causes difficulty in opening and emptying the bowel.

Symptoms of constipation include reduced bowel movements and pain when passing stools. Faeces often come out dry and hard and the bowel never feels completely empty.

In this film, a doctor explains how to ease the symptoms of constipation and the importance of eating fibre, drinking enough fluids and taking regular exercise.

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