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Can constipation be caused through high stress? I've never had such a problem before :(

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: A big factor..

Significant stress can change for dietary/sleep habits as well as lowering your fluid intake which can affect your gut/intestinal function, hence causing your constipation etc.
.Try to get stress relief, aerobic exercise, eat well, drink plenty of fluid will likely help. If not, then consult doc to check for possible thyroid problem etc..Many meds can cause such as well..Good luck.

In brief: A big factor..

Significant stress can change for dietary/sleep habits as well as lowering your fluid intake which can affect your gut/intestinal function, hence causing your constipation etc.
.Try to get stress relief, aerobic exercise, eat well, drink plenty of fluid will likely help. If not, then consult doc to check for possible thyroid problem etc..Many meds can cause such as well..Good luck.
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