Bowel regularity is very important for health and constipation can increase the risk of certain bowel conditions. In the long term, small pouches can develop in the wall of the lower part of the colon, known as diverticuli. These can sometimes become inflamed or infected with waste material. More serious complications such as bleeding and bowel perforation may also develop. In the shorter term, if waste products are not eliminated efficiently from the body harmful waste products can build up leading to problems such as fatigue, bad breath and poor skin health.
Constipation is a problem in passing tool that is defecation. It is the accumulation of toxins in the colon due to improper bowel habits. Though bowel habits vary from person to person, ideally one should have easy bowel movements in early morning and the stool should float on the water.
Constipation includes the difficulty in expulsion, infrequent bowel emptying and the hard and dry stools. Constipation may lead to other symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, flatulence, headache, bad breath and loss of appetite and indigestion.