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As you age, you may experience fewer bowel movements, take longer to pass stools, or have lumpy or hard stools. These are symptoms of constipation. Learn about this common condition, including tips to help prevent it and when to see a doctor.

Concerned About Constipation?

Constipation can happen to older adults for many reasons. Learn about the symptoms, possible causes, and treatments.
Older adults drinking fiber-rich smoothies to help with constipation.

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