Caring safely at home: Constipation

The bowel should be opened between three times a day and three times a week, but if someone feels the need to strain, does not feel empty or has to help the stool out, they may be constipated.

This video is designed for unpaid carers (or informal) who are looking after friends or family at home. It give you and the person you care for practical and relevant information to support you day to day.

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Caring for someone with constipation

There are many causes of constipation, including immobility, dehydration and a poor diet. This video discusses ways you can support the person you are caring for when they have constipation.

What else can help?