What Causes Constipation?

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Chronic constipation includes those people with fewer than five bowel movements per week. Understanding the causes of constipation helps determine appropriate treatments. Changes in diet, schedule, stress, and age alter the way our body digests food. After watching a video, viewers answer multiple-choice and open-answer questions.

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  • Share the Bristol stool scale mentioned in the video
  • Discuss the dietary changes to help prevent constipation
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  • Consider the maturity of pupils and be prepared to control the discussion to keep it academic
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