Constipation is one of the most reported gastrointestinal problems that affect large number of people around the world. A person who is suffering from constipation will experience hardened and unusual stool, problem in stool evacuation, and pain in bowel movements.

It can be comprehended in the terms of food and intestinal functionaries in human body. Once the food consumed, it moves into intestines where colons absorb water from it. Then by muscles movement the colon processed food and reaches the rectum in form of waste and rest is consumed as nutrients in the body. The waste which gathers in rectum is referred as stool and is hard as colon tends to absorb water from it. The problem of constipation arises when colons absorbed more than required water resulting into typically hard stool.

Symptoms- Most people consider a stage of constipation if they don’t evacuate stool on daily basis but this is a misleading conception. Depending upon the immunity and bowel movement nature, the process for different human being may vary person to person. Constipation is more common in women and old people. The reason for this may be the lower metabolism rate.

Some of the common symptoms associated with constipation are tighten and painful bowel movement, difficulty in passing out stool, swollen and heavy abdomen, hardened and discolored stool, less than three bowel movements in a week and feeling of incomplete evacuation accompanied by stomach cramps.

Is Constipation a serious problem?

Constipation is indeed a symptom rather than a disease. The problem arises when it is not noticed. In initial stages it may not witness any serious problem. But if constipation get chronic and turns severe it may results into disease like hemorrhoid and strained bowel movements causes problems such as intestines rupturing, rectal bleeding and prolepses, anal fissures, fecal disorder etc