Types of Constipation

There are three main types of constipation
  • Obstructive constipation
Is the result of actual physical obstruction. It needs treatment by a qualified doctor.
  • Atonic constipation

Is the result of lack of intestinal muscle tone. caused by poor health habits. These include not eating enough fiber, not drinking enough water and not exercising.

  • Spastic constipation

Is caused by irritation of the bowel or intestines. Spastic constipation suggests that there is some type of irritation present. In this case, a diet that is low in fiber is usually recommended. It is also a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome.