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As food moves through the colon it absorbs water while forming waste. Muscle contractions in the colon push food towards the rectum. By the time the waste reaches the rectum it is hard because it has lost most of its moisture. Constipation is started when the colon absorbs to much water. Or if the colons muscle contractions are slow or sluggish. Some common causes of Constipation are, not enough fiber. Not enough liquids, lack of exercise, Medication, pregnancy, old age,Abuse of laxatives, Stroke or ignoring urge to have bowel movement.

The most common cause of constipation is low a low fiber diet. People who eat lots of fiber have a smaller chan

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