Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. At one time or another, almost everyone gets constipated. In most cases, it lasts a short time and is not serious.
There are many things you can do to prevent constipation. They include
It's not important that you have a bowel movement every day. If your bowel habits change, however, check with your doctor.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Constipation can be associated with your menstrual cycle. Premenstrual syndrome is a wide range of symptoms that start approximately 14 days after the first day of your last menstrual period and tend to go away 1-2 days after your period starts. These symptoms include bloating, breast tenderness, headache, diarrhea or constipation among others. The exact cause of these symptoms is not known, but it can be due to changes in hormone levels. Women between the ages of 20 to 40 years, with a personal or family history of depression, who have had a child or who have a history of postpartum depression are more likely to experience these symptoms. References 1. Premenstrual Syndrome. MedlinePlus. URL: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001505.htm. Accessed April 14, 2018.
Lower back pain is not a common symptom of constipation. Common symptoms of constipation include less than normal bowel movements, stool that is hard to pass, and/or abdominal pain/bloating. Adding fiber to the diet, physical activity, and increasing fluid intake can aid in preventing constipation. Constipation is often treated with a laxative. References 1. Constipation. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. URL: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/constipation. Accessed March 18, 2018.
Yes, Movantik is available in Australia. The drug is available in two strengths: MOVANTIK naloxegol (as oxalate) 12.5 mg and 25 mg film-coated tablet blister pack under the sponsor named as AstraZeneca Pty Ltd.It is available in medical stores but needs prescription to take. It is helpful to cure the Opioid-Induced Constipation.