Constipation is defined as infrequent well-formed bowel movements. Feces are dry, hard, and passing them can be difficult and painful.

Everybody experiences constipation at some point in their life, however if you are experiencing chronic constipation, it is important to have it assessed. A medical professional will be able to determine the likely cause, rule out any serious conditions, and provide you with treatment options.

Chronic constipation can lead to a combination of complications such hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fecal impaction and rectal prolapse.