Carelessness in diets, not chewing the diet properly, use of constipating items in routine diet and weak intestinal peristaltic movements cause constipation. If the patient remains bed ridden for a long period due to illness or old age then constipation is likely to occur.
Large intestine (Colon) becomes dry and obstructed by faecal mass, which does not permit proper evacuation. Patient strains for evacuation and often patient does not pass stool for many days. Patient may suffer from headache, anorexia, and abdominal complaints, hernia, spermatorrhoea, prostate gland's disorders and piles. If constipation persists for a long time, these complaints are very harmful for the patients of cardiac diseases and hypertension.