• Overview

    Constipation means infrequent or difficult bowel movements. It is a common disorder that is often described as the transition of small, hard stools; the feeling the rectum has not completely been emptied, and straining during defecation. 

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    Understanding Constipation

    Constipation means infrequent or difficult bowel movements. It often occurs when digested food moves too slowly through the digestive tract. As a result, the body removes (absorbs) too much water from the stools, causing them to become hard, dry and difficult to pass.

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel).  

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The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health

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