What to take for constipation over the counter?

Ah, constipation. We’ve all been there. Maybe you indulged a little too much in your favorite cheese or skipped out on drinking enough water one day, and now you’re paying the price with a backed-up bowels. Fear not! There are plenty of remedies available over-the-counter that can help get things moving again. Stick around as Doctor Laxative takes you through our ultimate guide on what to take for constipation.

Understanding Constipation

Before we dive into which medications will do the trick, let’s talk about what exactly is going on when constipation strikes.

Constipation occurs when stools become hard and dry during their passage through the colon and then difficult or painful during bowel movements [1]. Common symptoms of constipation include infrequent bowel movements (less than three times per week), difficulty passing stool, straining more than usual while having a bowel movement, abdominal pain or bloating along with fewer accompanied bowel weight [2].

The Causes of Constipations:

There are several causes associated with occurrence such as:
Poor diet
Lack of exercise
Medication side effects

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