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.


  • About Constipation
  • Constipation Symptoms
  • Causes of Constipation
  • Tips to Prevent Constipation
  • Constipation Treatment Options
  • When to See Your Doctor
  • What is Normal?
  • Travel tips
    • When traveling, changes in lifestyle, schedule, diet and fluid intake may cause constipation. While on holiday, many people like to splurge, and they also use this opportunity to relax. Sticking to some basic rules may sometimes help prevent constipation. If you do happen to become constipated while you're away, you can turn to a Dulcolax® product to give you dependable relief, so you can get back to being yourself.

      Tips to prevent constipation while travelling

      • Avoid eating on the run or skipping meals. Keeping to your regular eating schedule will help maintain regularity
      • Try to eat like you normally do
      • Make healthy food choices like whole grains, dried fruit, fresh vegetables
      • Limit caffeine and alcohol
      • Make sure to get plenty of sleep
      • Keep hydrated
      • Stay active
      • Don't ignore the urge to go
      • If traveling to a less developed country, seek advice from your health professional

      Remember that making healthy choices in your diet can help your body stay regular, so you can enjoy your travels without the distraction of constipation.

  • Constipation During Pregnancy & While Breastfeeding
1. BPT Boehringer Ingelheim, 7/15 -12/15. Constipation/Irregularity sufferers.

Pack Dulcolax® and Go With Confidence

When traveling, changes in lifestyle, schedule, diet and fluid intake may cause constipation. While on holiday, many people like to splurge, and they also use this opportunity to relax. Sticking to some basic rules may sometimes help prevent constipation. If you do happen to become constipated while you're away, you can turn to a Dulcolax® product to give you dependable relief, so you can get back to being yourself.

Tips to prevent constipation while travelling

  • Avoid eating on the run or skipping meals. Keeping to your regular eating schedule will help maintain regularity
  • Try to eat like you normally do
  • Make healthy food choices like whole grains, dried fruit, fresh vegetables
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol
  • Make sure to get plenty of sleep
  • Keep hydrated
  • Stay active
  • Don't ignore the urge to go
  • If traveling to a less developed country, seek advice from your health professional

Remember that making healthy choices in your diet can help your body stay regular, so you can enjoy your travels without the distraction of constipation.