stools. Monday , June 12th , 2017 - 16:25:07 PM
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.
Laxatives are used for loosening stools, so that they can easily move through the colon and/or increase the frequency of bowel movements. A laxative could be a drug or a natural remedy like prune juice. As far as drugs are concerned, laxatives can be of different types. They include bulk-forming agents, stool softeners, stimulants, lubricants and osmotics. Though they all aim at relieving constipation, their course of action differs.
These were some stool softeners that can help you. Along with this, you should try to avoid meat, eggs, ice cream, junk foods, cheese, whole milk, aerated drinks, sugary foods, cakes and pastries, yogurt, and cooked carrot from your diet; these foods cause constipation. Consult your doctor if discomfort due to constipation increases or if you can't find relief in a day or two.
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