14 Foods to Avoid if You Have Constipation

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Constipation can happen to anyone, at any age. It is one of the most common digestive problems in the US, with around 2.5 million people affected each year. Constipation medically is defined as less than three bowel movements per week, or having hard, dry bowel movements. Having less than one bowel movement per week means you have severe constipation. You may also experience bloating, gas, or pain while passing bowel movements. Stress, changes in routine, and conditions that affect the muscle contractions of the colon or delay your urge to make a bowel movement may also lead to constipation. Constipation is frequently caused by a poor diet, as dietary fiber and drinking enough water are necessary to help keep stools soft.
Here are some foods that can cause or exacerbate constipation: