By Dr. Tanvi Tijoriwala
If you are having less than 3 bowel movement a week you are likely suffering from constipation. There are many reasons why we may experience constipation:
The thyroid gland is responsible for our metabolism. When the gland becomes sluggish, it can play a huge role in altering digestion of food which can lead to constipation.
Stress can directly or indirectly cause constipation. During stressful times we experience cortisol hormone spikes which can cause digestive issues such as gas, bloating and constipation
Several dietary factors such as lack of hydration, lack of adequate fiber in the diet or food sensitivity can cause constipation.
Side effects of medication: One of the most overlooked causes of constipation is the side effect of various medications. However, it is dangerous to stop taking prescription medications without consulting your healthcare practitioner.
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