CONSTIPATION

What Is Constipation?

Someone might have constipation if they:

• have fewer than three bowel movements (BMs) in a week

• have trouble having a bowel movement

• have stool (poop) that’s hard, dry, and unusually large

Constipation is a very common problem. It usually isn’t a cause for concern. Healthy eating and exercise habits can help prevent it.

CONSTIPATION