Silva Vinh. stools. June 07th , 2017.
If you are suffering from constipation, immediately begin the diet of raw vegetables and fresh fruits. As fruits and vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber, you can rest assured that it soften the stool and help in hydrating your body. Include fruits such as prunes, pears, blueberries, lemon, guava, apples, strawberries, oranges, grapes, figs, papaya, pineapple, peaches, and apricots. As for vegetables, eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, corn, potatoes, celery, lettuce, peas, green turnips, and carrots.
The ingredients in the stool softener do not act as laxative on the digestive system. They only make the stool soft, so as to pass it easily. However, these ingredients have the potential to cause stomach or intestine cramps. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water, while you are on stool softeners, helps to relieve stomach cramps.
Light-green colored stool may be because of excess amount of bile juice in the feces. This is not an unusual condition, until the frequency increases. In case of dark green stool, it is observed mostly in babies and toddlers. Other probable causes are too many greens in diet, less absorption of nutrients by the digestive tract, presence of bacteria, and medicine effect.
Stool softeners come in tablet, liquid or capsule form. Most of the over-the-counter stool softeners, such as Colace, Doxinate, Modane Soft, Dialose, etc. have a drug called docusate in them. Docusate stops the colon from absorbing water from the stool, thereby, keeping the stool soft. The stool softener, Colace is the best stool softener for pregnancy. Since the active ingredients from the drug are not absorbed by the body, the fetus is not in any danger.
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