Constipation occurs when stools are tough to pass. Some people are too concerned about the frequency of their bowel movements, since they’ve been taught that a healthy individual has a bowel movement daily. This isn’t correct. Many people pass stools anywhere from 3 times per day to 3 times every week. If your stools are soft and pass easily, you aren’t constipated.
Take laxatives with caution
If you are hooked on laxatives to have a bowel motion, ask your physician for suggestions about the best way best to gradually take away from them and revive your colon’s natural ability to deal with.