Constipation

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Constipation is typially characterized by hard stools, infrequent stools, or painful/unsuccessful defactation. However, there is no single definition for constipation, as there are many possible root causes.

Constipation is typially characterized by hard stools, infrequent stools, or painful/unsuccessful defactation. However, there is no single definition for constipation, as there are many possible root causes.

Normal transit constipation (acute abdominal bloating and pain), slow transit constipation (food moves slowly through digestive tract, resulting in less frequent bowel movement), outlet constipation (damage to the pelvic floor muscles resulting in straining and painful bowel movements)

Bloat, nausea

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This content was reviewed by Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Bryant Esquejo. Learn more about his work and practice HERE.