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How Constipation Affects The Body Health – Strength Magazine – March, 1926

Constipation, commonly known as the sluggish action of the bowels, is of two types: habitual or the acute type, and spastic or the chronic type, and can be defined as a chronic fecal retention, habitual infrequency, irregularity, difficulty or insufficiency of the evacuation of the bowels. The general causes of constipation are, temperament: in which people of a nervous and bilious or motive temperament are affected. Those of the dark type are much more troubled with constipation than any others.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas