Constipation is one of the most common medical complaints in Australia. People say they are constipated when they can’t empty their bowels as often or as easily as they would like to.

Facts About Constipation
Third Edition 2007


  • What is constipation?
  • Constipation in children
  • What can I do about this?
  • Constipation in adults
  • What are the causes of constipation?
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Slow Transit Time Constipation
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Bowel cancer
  • Other medical conditions
  • Laxatives


Facts About Constipation is now available to download or read online as an A4 size pdf file.

Constipation (Adobe Acrobat PDF 232K)