About Constipation

Constipation occurs when a person's digestive system for one reason or another fails to function properly resulting in the disruption of regularity. Constipation can affect people of all age groups and is more common than some people may believe. In fact, nearly 20% of Australians suffer often or very often from constipation1. In most circumstances a balanced diet is all that is needed to stay regular and avoid constipation. But, no matter how healthy the lifestyle, at times we may experience constipation.


1. BPT Boehringer Ingelheim, 7/15 -12/15. Constipation/Irregularity sufferers.

Tips to Prevent Constipation

There are many things you can do that may naturally help prevent constipation.

  • Eat a well-balanced diet that includes foods high in fibre (whole-wheat grains, fresh fruits and vegetables)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise regularly
  • Do not ignore the urge to have a bowel movement

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