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Constipation is a condition characterized by infrequent bowel movements resulting in the passage of small amounts of hard and dry stool. This is brought about by numerous causative factors amongst them three major causes which include dietary, mental and lifestyle factors. Constipation is characterized by unsatisfactory defecation that results from infrequent stools, difficult stool passage, or both. It significantly affects the quality of life, social functioning, and inability to performdoi:10.7897/2277-4343.086282 fatcat:hhnesd46uvhlnbjgzonuvmyqpu