20 Reasons You're Miserably Constipated - Constipation Relief
If you have IBS with constipation, or IBS-C, your bod isn't pushing food from your stomach to your poop shoot as quickly as it should be. That, combined with your colon not secreting enough water, can lead to hard, dry stools, says Sam. (Le ouch.) It's not known what causes IBS-C, but luckily there are many treatments available—including medications, special diets, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation.