Digestive Health


Constipation is a common symptom of a number of different digestive issues and refers to difficult or less frequent bowel movements. Find out what causes constipation and learn more about constipation treatment here.

Causes of constipation

Constipation can be caused by a number of different factors, such as medical conditions, nutrition or lifestyle changes.

Symptoms of constipation

Constipation is one of those topics that no one likes to talk about but is actually fairly common. Symptoms of constipation can vary depending on the person and whether or not the constipation is chronic or temporary.

Treating constipation

Lifestyle changes and medications are among the ways to tackle uncomfortable constipation.

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Dr. Estelle Wilken is a Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Tygerberg Hospital. She obtained her MBChB in 1976, her MMed (Int) in 1991 and her gastroenterology registration in 1995.

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