Welcome to Constipation Experts

Constipation is common problem that many people suffer with from time to time. This website is dedicated to providing you honest advice about how to deal with constipation and we sincerely hope you find it useful!

“I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.”

—Marvin Gaye

What Is Constipation?

We usually don’t give much thought to going to the toilet. After all, it’s been a habit since childhood, and we just expect it to happen automatically. But we certainly notice when that regular routine is interrupted. You get the usual feeling that you need to ‘go’ to empty your bowels, but nothing happens when you try, or you go but you pass small hard stools. That’s constipation, and it’s a sign that something is not quite right with your natural digestive process.

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Causes of Constipation

If you’re constipated and looking for a solution, the first step is always to listen to your body to find out what the cause could be. More often than not there’s a logical explanation, ranging from a recent change in diet, to feeling a bit stressed or starting a course of medication. Find out our top seven causes, and some practical advice to deal with constipation.

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Constipation Advice

Pregnancy & Constipation

Being pregnant has its ups and downs, and one of the issues you might come across is being more prone to constipation. This is a common issue for a lot of pregnant women, and in this article we find out why, and also what you can do about it.
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Do I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive condition which causes the intestines to spasm, leading to constipation and other digestive issues. It is often difficult to diagnose and the cause can be elusive. This article explores the relationship with IBS and constipation, and offers advice on relieving the symptoms of constipation.
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Child Constipation

Constipation can occur frequently in children, and it can be particularly uncomfortable or painful for them. The earlier you can spot the symptoms of constipation the better, because there are some actions you can take to relieve your child’s constipation and to prevent it from re-occurring.
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Elderly Constipation

If your a bit older and your body isn't working quite like it used to, and your digestion in particular is a bit slower, then don't worry because it is a very common issue. In this article we explore what you can do specifically to deal with constipation.
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Baby Constipation

It's fairly common for babies to have periods of constipation, which can either be brief and temporary, or they can last for a while. Just like adults there is no hard and fast rule about how many times your baby will pass bowel motions. The regularity of their bowel movements will depend on the baby’s age, and whether breast-fed or bottle-fed.
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Recent Blog Posts

Constipation and Your Emotional Landscape

 Constipation and Your Emotional Landscape Are your emotions gut friendly? Constipation may be influenced by your state of mind which plays a key role in your digestion and gut health. Modern day to day stressful events and unconscious lifestyle choices can have a hugely detrimental

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Are your medications the cause of your constipation?

Are you constipated despite drinking lots of water, eating fibre and fitting in some exercise? There could be a few reasons for this, but one could of them could be the medication you are taking. Some of the most common medications we take actually have several side effects, including slowing down

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Herbs for constipation

Jill Davies, qualified herbalist and naturopath of over 30 years, shares with us her extensive knowledge of how herbs can ease constipation. What Happens to you if your Bowel doesn't Move A slow acting bowel can be an issue which can leave you feeling bloated and sluggish but if the constipation c

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6 easy home remedies for constipation

Constipation may be something you suffer from on a daily basis, or it may just plague you once in a while. Either way, it is debilitating and uncomfortable, frustrating and if chronic, can lead to other complications. However, we don’t always have the best supplements or medications to hand, a

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4 exercises to ease constipation by PT Charlene Hutsebaut

Suffering from constipation? Want some exercises which are easy to incorporate into your busy life to help with this? Charlene Hutsebaut, a well-known and experienced health and fitness personal trainer and pilates instructor, shows us a 5 minute exercise routine to help as stay more regular. Watch

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