Definition: Constipation is a symptom, not a disease.
The patient's view. Different patients have different perceptions of symptoms. Some patients regard constipation as straining (52%), while for others, it means hard, pellet-like stools (44%) or an inability to defecate when desired (34%), or infrequent defecation (33%).
The clinical view. There is constipation if patients who do not take laxatives report at least two of the following in any 12-week period during the previous 12 months (the Rome Criteria):
Material & care
Outer fabric material: 100% viscose
Padding type: No padding
Care instructions: Dry clean only
Collar: Lapel collar
Pattern: Polka dot
Article number: VIF21G005-K11