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At times constipation may lead to complications.

These complications include hemorrhoids caused by straining to have a bowel movement or anal fissures (tears in the skin around the anus) caused when hard stool stretches the sphincter muscle. Following this, rectal bleeding may occur. Treatment for hemorrhoids may include warm tub baths, ice packs, and application of a cream to the affected area.

Eating foods high in fiber, including bran, shredded wheat, whole grain breads and certain fruits and vegetables will help provide the 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day recommended for proper bowel function.

Prevention:

► Eat a well-balanced diet that includes unprocessed bran, whole-wheat grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.
► Drink plenty of fluids.
► Exercise regularly.
► Set aside time after breakfast or dinner for undisturbed visits to the toilet.

► Don't ignore the urge to defecate.
► Don't take laxatives too often.
► Whenever there is a significant or prolonged change in bowel habits, check with a doctor.

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Yes the diagnosis of Constipation is very simple.The main causes of Constipation are:

1.Anxiety
2.Pregnancy
3.Slimming
4.Low fiber diets
5.Low fluid intake

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