Constipation is the inability of an individual to empty his bowels. Generally having less than 3 bowel movements per week. It occurs when the stool moves very slowly through the bowels making it very hard and dry.
Occasional constipation is very common but for few, it becomes chronic and can interfere with their daily routine life. In chronic constipation, symptoms persist for several weeks.
Constipation is considered Chronic if symptoms are present at least 3 times per week for 3 months. It’s very common and affects up to 27% of the world’s population.
Chronic constipation can lead to many complications such as Piles, Anal Fissure, Fecal impaction ( stool that simply cannot be expelled and gets stuck in the bowels) and Rectal prolapsed ( Bowel protruding out through the anus due to constant and forceful straining).
If you are doubtful if you are suffering from chronic constipation then ask these 6 questions to yourself