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What causes traveler's constipation?

Healthy people can't suppress the urge to move the bowels for too long no matter the circumstances or time zone. Thus, traveler's constipation is a marker of latent constipation — a form of hidden constipation that is behind enlarged hemorrhoids, anorectal neuropathy, diverticular disease, megacolon, IBS, PMS, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal polyps, and many other conditions.


Judging from the popularity of this question, travel constipation annoys just as many people as airline food…

And, indeed, traveling nowadays seems like a high-stake hazard for one's gut — some people bitterly complain about wasting their vacation due to roaring diarrhea, others suffer in silence from brutal constipation, and a few unlucky souls get beaten up by both throughout their trip.

Let's go over the major reasons:

I explain all these hazards in greater detail on this page. This information will help you to survive any trip without harming your gut and killing the fun.

Bon voyage!


So, there you have it — if you are already predisposed to constipation, travel often makes it worse, so you may decide to stay at home rather than get stuck in a foreign loo and crying your eyes out while squeezing out hardened up, continental stools…

I don‘t blame you, and have a working solution for you:

— To enjoy a blissful vacation, sweet honeymoon, or productive business trip don't repeat any of the stupid things I have already described in the cause-and-effect sections above;

— Take the Hydro-CM program along for the trip. Unlike conventional laxatives, it is non-toxic, free of residual side-effects such as multiple bouts of diarrhea, irritable bowel, anal itching, or dehydration. It is also relatively 'on-demand,' meaning the urge to move your bowels isn't going to catch you while in the middle of Paris, Moscow, or Rome.

— When you come back home, realize that your colorectal health is destined to get worse, not better, and address the underlying problems once-and-for-all by starting to read from here: No Downsize, Just Upside-down.

If you ignore my recommendations, and your vacation is wasted with bloody stools or painful hemorrhoids, you deserve it! Only a certified pessimist and incurable cheapskate will spend several thousand dollars to travel to exotic locales, while failing to take along an inexpensive and effective remedy to enjoy pleasant trip and peace of mind. Don't be the one...