Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages with studies suggesting that 20% of the population currently struggle with achieving a regular bowel movement. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.
It’s likely to be constipation if:
- you have not had a poo at least 3 times in a week
- the poo is often difficult to push out and larger than usual
- the poo is often dry, hard or lumpy
- You may also have a stomach ache and feel bloated or sick.