Constipation Symptoms And Short Term Organic Herbal Treatment Everyone knows their own bowel habits and everyone at some point in their life suffers with constipation. When you are constipated you are unable to open your bowel effectively and pass a motion easily or as often as you would perhaps normally do. Being constipated can be a drain on your energy. Having constipation and trying to pass hard stools plus feeling bloated not only causing discomfort but can often be the reason for piles. Constipation is extremely common and results from many different factors. Let's look at some of them.