Constipation is a common issue that can impact anyone, at any age. It’s a change in your bowel habits, either not passing stools as often or finding it difficult to pass stools at all.

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What are the symptoms of constipation?

It's important to pay attention to the symptoms of constipation. If you haven't passed a stool at least 3 times in the last week, or they are dry, hard, or lumpy stools, or you feel like you haven't fully emptied your bowels, feel bloated or sick, with a stomach-ache you may be dealing with constipation.

What causes constipation?

Constipation in adults can have many causes, from lack of fibre and fluids to a sedentary lifestyle and stress, there are several factors that could be contributing to your discomfort. Make sure to prioritise a balanced diet, stay hydrated, and stay active to keep things moving smoothly.

What are the treatments available for constipation?

Making changes to your diet can help treat constipation. Eating a healthy balanced diet including fruits, oats, and wheat bran, and increasing your fibre intake, whilst drinking plenty of water can all impact your bowel movements. 

Our pharmacy team are on hand to give you lifestyle advice and to provide further treatment options should they be necessary. 

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