So many different things can affect bowel habits - age, medications, general health and diet, social and cultural influences. But when constipation (irregularity) becomes a regular part of your life, you may wonder how common it really is.
It's a fact. Constipation happens to everyone. Healthy people of all types are affected by it at some point in their lives. At any one time, it is estimated that anywhere between 2% and 28% of the general population suffers from it. And it is responsible for more than 250,000 visits to the doctor's office every year. Has your irregularity made you a regular fixture in your doctor's office?
Irregularity getting you down? Why suffer from constipation when there are a number of treatment options to choose from?
Would you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of constipation in your child? And do you know what to do when your child is constipated?
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Stopping constipation before it starts is the key to staying regular.