Clarissa Bancroft. stools. September 05th , 2017.
It is essential to consume at least 10 to 12 glasses of water on a daily basis. Drinking warm or hot water also helps in getting rid of constipation.
To be honest, green stool in children or adults is usually not a cause for concern and does not demand any medical treatment. Many times, modifying the diet works to restore normal color of the stool. However, if this doesn't work and green defecation is accompanied by persistent abdominal pain and strange bowel pattern, it suggests intestinal issues. In such cases, taking medical assistance is necessary so as to find out the exact cause and as per diagnosis, take the required treatment at the earliest.
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.
I know that water is not food, but it can help in softening stool as well. It is recommended that you drink at least 2 liters or slightly more than eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. Water aids in digesting our food and softening stool too. The amount of water you need to drink each day will vary as per your geographic location. If you are living in a more dry, warm area, then you should drink more water.
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