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Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean:
The severity of constipation varies from person to person. Many people only experience constipation for a short time, but for others, constipation can be a chronic (long-term) condition that causes significant pain and discomfort and affects quality of life.
What causes constipation?
Difficult to identify the cause - things that increase the risk of constipation, including: