Dr. Manish Rungta discusses the causes and remedies for constipation.
Constipation is one of the most common gastroenterology problems in the United States affecting an estimated 42 million people or 15% of the population.
Constipation is a condition in which a person has fewer than three bowel movements a week or has bowel movements with stools that are hard, dry and small, making them painful or difficult to pass. Bloating and/or abdominal pain often follows.
The most common cause of constipation is a diet too low of fiber.
There are many tests that can be done for constipation and constipation is very manageable.