Constipation

Constipation is a common condition (estimated over 42 million people in the US) where a person has fewer than three bowel movements a week or bowel movements with stools that are small and hard making it difficult or painful to eliminate. Most constipation is temporary. Chronic constipation can have long her effects on the body, including, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, rectal prolapse or fecal impaction.