How to treat Constipation Constipation is a very common problem and it can affect adults, children and infants and most of the time can be treated at home.
Medication to treat constipation is called Laxatives
Types of laxatives:
Bulk-forming laxatives; ( Fybogel
They increase the bulk of your stools (faeces) by helping them retain fluid, encouraging your bowels to push the stools out
Osmotic laxatives; ( Lactulose
These laxatives soften your stools and help make it easier to pass by increasing the amount of water in your bowels
Stimulant laxatives; ( Senokot
Stimulant laxatives help increase the movement of your bowels by stimulating the nerves that control the muscles lining your digestive tract.
Stool softener laxatives ( Dulcoease
Stool softeners increase the fluid content of hard, dry stools, making them easier to pass out the stool.