Constipation is when the bowel movement is less than three times a week. The stool is usually dry, pellet like and in some cases difficult to pass.

The causes of constipation include:

• Less physical activity
• Less fibre in the diet
• Do not postpone always your defecation which can cause constipation
• Milk and other dairy products can cause constipation.
• Consumption of less fluid can cause constipation.
• Eating meals irregularly can also cause constipation. Eat a healthy diet on the same schedule each day and chew your food well which helps to reduce the work of the digestive system.
• If your body is not getting enough rest, that can also cause constipation.
• Stress and worry can often cause constipation.
• The side effects of many medicines such as blood pressure medicines, pain killers, diuretics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antacids, antispasmodics, and antiparkinson’s disease drugs can cause constipation.
• Do not avoid fat completely from your food.
• Pregnancy, depression and travelling are also reasons for constipation.
• Do not take laxatives if you are not actually constipated and artificial help to complete the natural digestive process make it dependent and can cause constipation.

These are the commonly known reasons for constipation. It is in your hands to eat healthy food.