Learn more about constipation including symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention

About Occasional Constipation

If you have questions about constipation, you're not alone. An estimated 42 million Americans have issues with constipation, making constipation one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the country.1

Browse the topics below for information and advice to help you and your family understand, avoid, and treat your occasional constipation.


  1. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Digestive Diseases InformationClearinghouse (NDDIC). Definition & Facts for Constipation. Accessed July, 2017.