What You Should Know About
Occasional constipation is a common problem that mostly affects women. (In fact, women are twice as likely to experience constipation as men) It is a condition that is defined by infrequent or difficult bowel movements, and often associated with pain or straining while passing hard, dry stools. Feeling bloated, uncomfortable or sluggish are other common symptoms. Sound familiar?
More often than not, we become constipated because our bodies aren’t getting enough of what we need, like fluids, fiber, and exercise. It may also be caused by certain medicines you’re taking.
Changes in diet, as well as adding exercise to your routine, and making other lifestyle changes are some common things you can do to help avoid occasional constipation. However, if you happen to become constipated, a laxative, like Correctol®, provides gentle overnight relief when used as directed.