Imke Delara stools, May 08th , 2017. Stool softeners are used to loosen the stool in case of constipation. They are also known as emollient laxatives. Additional water and fats are incorporated in the stool, which makes it easier for it to be eliminated from the system. Stool softeners work in the small and large intestine and may take anywhere between 12 to 72 hours to show effect. There are two main types of stool softeners, namely natural stool softeners and the medicinal stool softeners. In the medicinal stool softeners, the main ingredient is docusate. It is important to note that these stool softeners do not induce or increase bowel movements. They are often used to prevent constipation as opposed to treat it. Therefore, they are often recommended to people, who are not supposed to strain while defecating. This brings us to the question, is it safe to use stool softeners. Well, stool softeners are safe, when they are taken in limited quantities and for a short duration only.
Clarissa Bancroft stools, May 07th , 2017. Frequent passing of yellow stool may be a sign of medical condition. People diagnosed with acid reflux disease (GERD) often experience yellow-color stool. It is observed that when food particles pass through the digestive tract rapidly, thus, resulting in decreased absorption of useful nutrients. Other possible causes for yellow stool are bacterial infection and low amount of bile in stool.
Silva Vinh stools, May 06th , 2017. Come pregnancy and expect significant changes in the body posture. If that wasn't enough, the increasing belly size with each passing day causes hot flashes, headaches and muscle aches, thanks to hormonal imbalance during pregnancy. It is observed that pregnant women also experience green bowel movement. The normal color of fecal matter is light brown and so excretion of green stools is definitely unacceptable. Is green color of stool attributed to hormonal changes or are there any other causes? Let's find out.
Rosetta Tordis stools, May 08th , 2017. Apart from following the doctor's recommendations, patients can also take up some self-care measures to manage the symptoms. Deep green colored and iron rich foods must be avoided and so do stuffs like colored cakes and candies. These foods tend to cause digestive disorders, which may further aggravate the problem. Also, the importance of drinking plenty of water throughout the day must not be ignored, especially when suffering from any kind of digestive disorder. So, drinking at least 8 - 9 glasses of water daily would not only help to hasten the recovery but would prevent such conditions as well.
Henny Meena stools, May 06th , 2017. Too much iron in the diet can also lead to green bowel movement. This side effect related to the color of the stool is often observed in patients put on iron supplements.
Marisol Mac stools, May 06th , 2017. Passing green stool may point towards an unhealthy diet, stress, or medical conditions that might be affecting the body. Most often, the condition is a repercussion of ingesting certain foods. Green vegetables are known to be a common cause of green-hued feces. The same may occur post consuming medications or supplements. In some cases, green stool may indicate the presence of an infection in older kids and adults.
Whetu Haanraads stools, May 06th , 2017. This is particularly true for stool softeners that are in liquid form. The ingredients in the liquid may irritate the throat, while the offensive taste may also bother quite a few people. You can opt for the tablets or capsules, only after consulting your physician. Alternatively, you may also disguise the liquid in some other beverage.
Rajya Maureen stools, May 07th , 2017. The artificial preservatives, food colors, food additives, etc. also cause green colored stools. Kids eating green Jell-O, grape-flavored Pedialyte can also suffer from this problem. You need to have a look into your child's diet and think about a change in your child's diet. Children who have a habit of chewing on to crayons, wax colors, etc. also may pass green stools.
Naiara Reinders stools, May 08th , 2017. Stool softeners for children should be used only under the guidance of a doctor. The dosage and the nature should be chosen according to the baby's age and his diet. In any case, do not give the medication to your child on your own.
Anushka Banister stools, May 06th , 2017. The food that we eat is broken down into smaller particles with the help of wave-like muscle contractions that push food particles further down from the esophagus to the stomach. This process helps in churning food into a liquid mixture called chyme. As chyme moves back and forth in the small intestine, nutrients are extracted and assimilated into the bloodstream. The wave-like contractions in the large intestine facilitate the absorption of water into the bloodstream, and the waste that is left behind after the absorption of chyme and extraction of water, is excreted out of the body in the form of stool. Stool is the principle waste product of digestion.
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