What Else Can Lead to Constipation?
Lack of exercise or long periods in bed, such as after an accident or illness, may also lead to constipation. Doctors sometimes suggest medicine for people who stay in bed and suffer from chronic constipation. But being more active, when possible, is best.
People can also become constipated if they ignore their natural urge to have a bowel movement. Some people prefer to have bowel movements only at home. But holding in a bowel movement can be a constipation cause if the delay is too long.