Constipation is a very irritating condition of the digestive tract wherein the stools that are formed become very hard and firm. Many individuals experience this, especially if they have a change in diet or have eaten something different from what they usually do. As an adult, you have experienced constipation on many occasions and may have found it as a very serious experience. When you are constipated, your stool becomes so hardened that it cannot be expelled. There may be times when you just break wind and spend almost an hour on the toilet just to defecate.