Reference Guide: Occasional constipation

Each person's digestive system functions at a different pace. Some have bowel movements three times a day while others only every 3 to 4 days. This is due in part to the constitution of each individual, but primarily is dependent on diet.

But what exactly is constipation?

In medicine, we speak of constipation when there is a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements, normally accompanied by the following symptoms: stomach cramps combined with the feeling of an incomplete or difficult bowel movement, and very often headaches and loss of appetite.

Constipation may be caused by different factors: a fibre or liquid-deficient diet, lack of exercise, stress, pregnancy, and various medications or medical conditions.

The following products can help you relieve occasional constipation.

CASTOR OIL USP (Natural product)
For relief of occasional constipation. May be used as a laxative or stimulant.

EPSOM SALTS
May be used as a laxative or purgative (see product dosage). Do not administer to children under 6 years of age, unless advised by a physician.

MINERAL OIL USP HEAVY
For relief of occasional constipation, particularly in the presence of hemorrhoids and intense pain of the anus or rectum.

OLIVE OIL NF (Natural product)
May be used as a laxative or purgative. Do not administer to children, unless advised by a physician.

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