Constipation is a very common gastro-intestinal disorder experienced by most people at some point during their lives. A poor diet with insufficient fibre, insufficient fluid intake, side effects of certain medications, aging, stress, ignoring the urge to defecate and a lack of excretion can all cause apanavayau vaygunya, which leads to constipation.
Dietary modification with internal medication and Panchakarma therapies like Vasti and Virechana are highly beneficial. Doing yoga regularly can help maintain regular bowel movements. Abhayarishtam, Thripala, etc. can be used as internal medicines.