Causes of Constipation

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What can cause constipation?

One or more of the following could be the reason why you are suffering from constipation:

  • You have remained inactive for some time, and so the intestine failed to receive adequate stimulus to promote bowel movement.
  • You have taken some medicines that have constipating side-effects, like iron preparations and drugs that lower blood pressure.
  • Poor nutrition (like lack of fiber in diet) can have a negative effect on bowel movement. Inadequate fluid intake can also negatively affect your ability to defecate.
  • Painful conditions of the anus and hemorrhoids (almuranas) can cause fear of defecation that can lead to constipation.
  • Stool can become hard and difficult to pass if you are disregarding the call to move your bowel.