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Types of Constipation

In most cases, constipation is harmless. Anyone can experience a bout of it, and it can last anywhere from a few days to reappearing every few weeks.

Acute Constipation

Perhaps you have experienced the problem. You have a sudden stomach ache and a feeling of abdominal fullness and can’t “go” at all. Such an acutely difficult evacuation with hard stools generally doesn’t last long and is attributable to a change in the familiar pattern of life. Even so, constipation can be very unpleasant and painful. With MICROLAX® Enema, you can obtain relief, rapidly and easily.

Causes and consequences

In acute constipation, the underlying cause is often a sudden change in circumstances. Changes of diet, increased consumption of food known to induce constipation like chocolate or bananas, hormonal changes (for example, in pregnancy), travel, or immobility after an operation: all these circumstances can cause hard stools temporarily. Stomach-ache, abdominal bloating and painful evacuations is the consequence. This is why, when acute constipation strikes, people often turn to laxatives.

Frequent Constipation

Many people often have to struggle with the symptoms of constipation: flatulence, hard stools, pain during evacuation. These accompanying symptoms not only affect general well-being but also create frustration and can lead to the misuse of laxatives as well. MICROLAX® is the gentle way to solve your problem effectively and predictably.

Frequent constipation affects your well-being

Painful straining during bowel movements, an unpleasant feeling of incomplete bowel evacuation, flatulence, stomach ache and loss of appetite: these symptoms have a considerable negative effect on sufferers’ everyday lives. Feelings of shame, loss of control and helplessness take hold and many people are unwilling to venture out of the house with anxiety about unfamiliar toilets.

When is frequent constipation dangerous?

Always keep a close watch on how your constipation develops. If your constipation persists and if the following accompanying symptoms emerge, you should always consult a doctor, who would be able to rule out serious illnesses.

  • Blood in the stool
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhoea
  • Cramp-like stomach pains

MICROLAX® Enema helps with a low risk of dependence

Distressed by frequent bouts of constipation, many people turn to laxatives. MICROLAX® Enema provides you with a gentle alternative. This micro-enema loosens the hardened stool in the rectum and brings about gentle evacuation within 30 minutes – with a low risk of bowel dependence.

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What is constipation?

If you’ve got that heavy, bloated feeling, and haven’t had a bowel movement in a few days, chances are you might have constipation.

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What causes constipation?

Eating too many of the wrong foods, travelling, or simply getting older. Take a look at the different issues that can cause your battle with bowel movements.


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