Difficulty in passing stool may occur due to the hardening of feces. The incidence in USA are at the higher extremes of ages , that is, infants and elderly. But it can occur in any age group. Females are more affected than males.
As everybody is different, any individual may have a different concept of constipation. It can be just a less frequency of bowel movement (defecation) than he or she perceives as normal.A vague malaise, fullness in the lower abdomen, headache, lack of consistent urgency to defecation, difficulty expelling feces, painful evacuation of feces, lingering sense of incompleteemptying of the bowel, are the most common sign and symptoms of constipation.
A few causes can be considered as congenital abnormality, mechanical obstruction due to any cause such as: side effects of drugs (anticholinergic agents, opiates), inadequate in take of fluids, laxatives or cathartics abuse. Poly pharmacy, neurosis, aging and sedentary life style are the risk factor.
Normally, due to our diet with less fiber, inadequate fluid intake, stress, less exercise can cause constipation in everyday life without any medical problems. In such cases, that is , the normal individual without congenital abnormalities or mechanical obstruction, or non pathological constipation, Colon clenz can be of help in resolving the constipation.