Chronic Constipation occurs because of the following reasons –

  • Intake of inadequate water
  • Lack of fibre in diet
  • Excessive consumption of dairy products
  • Lack of exercise
  • Constipation is common in diseases like Hypothyroidism, Parkinson’s diseases, Multiple sclerosis, Depression etc.
  • Certain medicines like antacids, strong painkillers, iron pills, codeine and antidepressants
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress