Home > Medical > Constipation > About Constipation About Constipation Learn more about constipation, including studies, research and current methods for managing the condition. Is it dangerous to hold your poop in? We all poop – some of us are like clockwork, some of us can go a few days between bowel movements, and others suffer from constipation. Is it, however, ever dangerous to hold your poop in? QUIZ: How much do you know about constipation? Think you know all there is to know about constipation? Take this quiz and find out... Constipation: FAQs We answer a few frequently asked questions about constipation. Home remedies for constipation We share a few simple home remedies that could help to relieve constipation. This man was constipated for 22 years A 22-year-old man has been constipated since birth. Doctors had to surgically remove part of his colon to offer him relief. We look at the condition he suffers from – Hirschsprung's disease. What's your poop telling you? We all need to poop, but can your poop tell you anything about your health? How does constipation happen? What really happens inside our bodies when we become constipated? 7 surprising causes of constipation Most people agree that a low fibre diet is a main cause of constipation. However, here are seven causes of constipation you might not be aware of. Chronic constipation tied to women's heart risks Older women bothered by constipation may have a higher risk of heart disease than those who are more regular. Dealing with constipation When dealing with constipation, it is important that patients empty their bowels regularly. load more From our sponsor Constipation – what is considered normal?