On Holiday

undefinedConstipation on holiday is the last thing you need, but it is a fact that changes in routine whilst on holiday can be a cause of constipation.

This can be due to:

  • A change in diet
  • A change in daily routine
  • Unfamiliar surroundings and toilet facilities (dubbed 'safe toilet syndrome')
  • Dehydration
  • Long periods sitting down while travelling
  • A change in environment which can prevent you from relaxing and functioning as normal

 

If you suffer from constipation when at home, you may find you're particularly likely to get it when you go away. Knowing this, you can try to avoid problems by thinking ahead:

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Of course this isn't always possible, particularly when all your meals are prepared for you, or if you're in a cramped passenger seat. If you do suffer from constipation whilst on holiday, then pop into the local pharmacy at your holiday destination to get a constipation relief remedy.