What causes constipation?
Although the causes of constipation are many and varied, the people affected all have one thing in common: if they can’t obtain safe and predictable relief, they suffer great discomfort.
If you are often constipated, remember that you are not alone with this problem: overall, 18% of the Australian population aged 16 years and older suffer from constipation at least once a month*!
*Market research data, 2011.
Faulty nutrition (too little fibre and fluid intake, irregular meal times, improper eating habits)
Reluctance to evacuate to avoid using unfamiliar toilets
Regular intake of some medication (e.g. pain relievers, antihypertensive, sedatives /strong pain killers, iron supplements)
- Temporary immobility or after an operation
- Insufficient exercise
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or menopause
Acute illnesses (e.g. intestinal obstruction)
Chronic illnesses (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal constrictions)
Other illnesses (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, thyroid underactivity)
Help with constipation
Household remedies can often help you with constipation – although they generally don’t take effect until a few days later. MICROLAX® is well tolerated by the body. It brings about a gentle evacuation, when and where you prefer – without any negative effects on your intestine.
NB: if the constipation persists you should always consult your doctor so as to rule out the possibility of illness.
Find out more here about MICROLAX® Enema.