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What are the causes of constipation?

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Dr. Imran Saeed
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Several

Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber.
Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup.

In brief: Several

Most common being meds, not eating healthy, not drinking enough fluids, sedentary lifestyle, and not taking enough fiber.
Hypothyroidism, certain electrolyte disturbances, diabetes, poor eating habbits, laxative abuse and a lot others. The goal is to eat healthy, drink a lot of fluids, stay active, and eat your daily fiber. If this is not helping then see your physician for further workup.
Dr. Imran Saeed
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Usually unknown

Most people with constipation will have no identifiable cause.
Potential issues could be disease such as hypothyroidism. Medications or electrolyte abnormalities should be considered as well.

In brief: Usually unknown

Most people with constipation will have no identifiable cause.
Potential issues could be disease such as hypothyroidism. Medications or electrolyte abnormalities should be considered as well.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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