Emem Tomislava. stools. August 06th , 2017.
Green stool is caused due to a number of factors. Medication can also be a significant factor that contributes to the excreta being green. Once the medication is terminated, the color regains normalcy.
Stool softeners as the name suggests, are substances that increase the water-holding capacity of stools and increase the bulk of stool, which in turn stimulates bowel contractions and helps passage of stool out of the body. They are used to relieve problems of constipation and irregular bowel movements. Constipation is a condition in which the person's stool is hard, dry and difficult to evacuate from the body, resulting in irregular bowel movements. Moreover, passing hard stool becomes painful and uncomfortable. People suffering from constipation have their food staying longer in the digestive tract. This results in production of toxins, which make their way into the bloodstream of the body. These toxins can trigger diseases like cataract, arthritis, colon cancer, appendicitis, etc. To prevent all these problems one should use stool softeners.
Indigestion can be a reason behind green colored stool. Indigestion may cause diarrhea but it is common and can be cured easily. In children, problem with digestive health is very frequently, hence green color stool is very common in them.
Eating foodstuffs that are not cooked properly or prepared in unsanitary conditions can cause food poisoning. Having contaminated food makes a person fall sick and the illness may give rise to green bowel movement.
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