Americans visit their doctors 2.5 million yearly with medical cost running into millions of dollars, and it only affects 2% of the adult population. Although constipation is not a disease, it goes to show that it is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
In Singapore, it is no different. According to a local study in the Singapore Medical Journal, about 7.3% in people aged 16 years and above will be plagued by constipation.
However do you know if you really have constipation? Must you pass motion every day? How do doctors regard as chronic constipation? Check out this brief infographic below.