What are the causes of constipation?3


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Older age

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Not drinking enough fluids

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Not being active enough

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Not eating enough fiber

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Taking certain medicines such as narcotics

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Not going to the bathroom when you have the urge to have a bowel movement

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Overuse of laxatives

References:
3. Information from Your Family Doctor. Constipation. Am Fam Physician 2010; 82 (12): 1440-1441.