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Constipation can occur due to three main reasons primary, secondary and iatrogenic. Primary reasons for constipation are reduced fluid and fiber intake, decreased activity and lack of privacy. Secondary reasons include tumor, partial obstruction of the intestines and certain metabolic effects. Iatrogenic reasons are due to pharmaceutical drugs, one of which is aluminum antacids.
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A person is said to suffer from constipation if he or she passes stools less than 3 times a week, has to strain hard to pass stools, has lumpy or hard stools, or has a feeling of blockage in the rectum that prevents bowel movements.
More than trying medication immediately when you experience constipation, you need to set your daily routine so that you never suffer from constipation in the first place. Getting physical exercise for around 20 minutes every day is a good start.
This answer originally appeared on this Quora question on Acid Reflux.