Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel.
If you’re constipated, changing your diet may be all that’s needed to ease it.
There are some self-care techniques that you can do at home to help:
Find more information on treating constipation.
If changes to your diet don't help and the problem continues, you should see your GP.
Also speak to your GP if you think your child might be constipated.