Constipation can affect your day to day. Learn about home remedies for relief, symptoms, causes and diet.

This Old-School Constipation Fix Is Still #1, As Confirmed by Fascinating New Science

A recent nutrition study revealed the intriguing reason prunes for constipation are still a worthy recommendation.

9 Weird Pooping Habits, Explained By Science

We asked doctors for the inside scoop about poop so we could answer all your most important bowel movement questions.

The Best Foods That Help With Constipation

If you're not pooping and it's getting uncomfortable, your diet could be to blame. One doctor says he's seen...

Constipated? Gasto Doctors List 5 Sneaky Reasons for Constipation

If you're finding it difficult or painful to go #2—or you're noticing a lack of bowel movements altogether—these common constipation causes...

A Gastroenterologist’s Surprising Best Way to Relieve Constipation

Can't seem to go? A doctor shares a very specific way he treats patients' constipation, with a few lifestyle insights...

Why Staying at Home Causes Constipation—and How to Get Relief

Our health experts weigh in on "quarantine constipation," why it occurs, and the exercise and types of food that can...

11 Surprising Home Remedies for Constipation Relief

The cure for constipation may be as close as your kitchen! Try these trusted natural cures for quick relief.

Yes, There’s Actually a Reason You Can’t Poop on Vacation—Here’s Why

Traveler's constipation ruining your vacation? A gastroenterologist explains why it happens—and how to get things moving again.

Tricks to Relieve Children’s Constipation Every Parent Needs to Know

Being backed up can make your kiddo miserable. Here’s how to help them feel better fast.

9 Foods That Can Make Constipation Worse

As many as 42 million Americans make less than three visits to a toilet each week, according to the National...

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6 Smart Tricks to Avoid Travel Constipation

Changes in mealtime, unfamiliar toilets: Here's how to plan for a more comfortable getaway and avoid travel constipation.

What Causes Constipation? 13 Factors You Shouldn’t Ignore

Suddenly backed up? There are a myriad of sneaky lifestyle factors, medications, and illnesses that can cause constipation.

Constipated? 7 Ways to Poop Better Tomorrow

If you're among the nearly 19 percent of Americans who tends to get constipated, these simple constipation remedies can...

Holding in Poop: Is It Really Bad for You?

Stomach pains are just one of the consequences of holding it in too long.