Constipation is a common disorder in Western societies. Survey estimates of the prevalence of constipation in childhood vary between 2 and 15%. The average prevalence of constipation increases from childhood (2%) exponentially to 15% in adults. It is estimated that a general practitioner will see 20-30 children with constipation per year in an average practice of 2500 patients. Around 3% of a pediatrician's practice consists of children with chronic constipation. For the pediatric gastroenterologist, consultation rates vary between 10 and 20%. Thus, a substantial number of children have constipation,1 and this problem is of paramount practical importance for physicians.
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Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.