In order to solve constipation, it’s first important to know exactly what constipation is. You may view constipation as simply not being able to poop at all. In reality, constipation is actually defined as having less than three bowel movements in a week, or having hard, lumpy stools that cause strain or are difficult. The term also encompasses the feeling that not all of the stool has passed, or feeling “stopped up.” It’s estimated that constipation leads to about 2.5 million doctor visits per year, and that 16 out of every 100 adults suffer from it. Women are more likely to suffer from constipation, possibly due to effects of a prior pregnancy or menstrual cycles, and most people have experienced it at some point in their lives.
Now that we’ve established what exactly constipation is, and how many people are affected by it, let’s get into some of the most common causes and how to avoid them. Constipation can be caused by the following:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Medication use or changes
- Low fiber diets
- Stress or hormonal changes
- Underlying digestive issues
- Overuse of laxatives
Some of the most common causes of constipation are somewhat simple to avoid. If your irregular bowel movements are due to a lack of water or not enough fiber in your diet, then making diet adjustments is a great way to improve your symptoms. Other trickier causes, such as stress, illness, or medication use may require more intensive treatments and can take weeks or more to resolve. Regardless of your particular cases, Ease treats the symptoms of constipation, irregardless of the underlying cause. Created simply to make you feel better, Ease aids in getting you to go, with “ease!”
If you’re ready to try the newest tool in the gut health market, order an Ease now. When you’re ready to start, simply press the narrow end of Ease 2-3 finger widths below the navel and hold it for 1-3 minutes. You should then feel the urge to go, and successfully will have a bowel movement that is lessened in pain and strain required to get it moving. It feels like magic when it happens and is one of the most effective, least invasive tools for constipation management.