Constipation is a common digestive problem which arises when stool is passing too slowly. This results in difficult or infrequent bowel movements. Causes can include a lack of fluids, dietary fibers and exercise. Moreover, medical conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, silent inflammation, diabetes, parkinson’s disease, and mental states such as anxiety, depression or stress can also be the cause. Toxin exposure, hidden metabolic disorders and micronutrient deficiencies should also be considered. Symptoms include pain, bloating, nausea, hard, dry or lumpy stools and fewer than three bowel movements per week. Therapy for constipation should treat the underlying, causative factors on an individual basis.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

Constipation usually has many individual causes, which should definitely be taken into account during treatment. An integrative therapeutic approach with close co-operation with experts from different disciplines has proven its worth.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

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