Rajya Maureen. stools. January 20th , 2018.
The high iron content in these supplements is the reason why stool appears greenish in color. Although, iron requirements rise due to increased quantity of blood during pregnancy, there is a possibility that some amount of supplemental iron might not get absorbed. This malabsorption of iron prompts the body to eliminate iron salts during bowel movements. As a result, the stools get an unusual color that is seen in shades of green.
It is seen that stool softeners are used in the long term treatment of constipation. The dose of the softeners given to the patient depends on his condition. In some cases, the dosage may have to be increased as well. However, it does not mean, that they should be consumed everyday. Once the problem is solved, the patient should go off the stool softeners. Absorption of mineral oil and some medications from the intestine is observed, when one consumes emollient laxatives. Absorption of mineral oil is not healthy for the body, as it can accumulate in the lymph nodes and liver, where it can give rise to inflammation. It is important that a stool softener is also not consumed with mineral oil or also with other prescription medications.
Stool softeners, unlike laxatives are not habit-forming and are used on short-term basis, till bowel movements are regularized. They only soften the stool and do not stimulate bowel movements. There are various natural stool softeners, as well as over-the-counter drugs to soften stool. Let's have a look!
As we discussed earlier, these foods are those which contain high amounts of fibers, we can't forget to mention beans or legumes. Along with fiber, legumes also contain protein which is important for normal bowel movements. And when you include beans or legumes to your diet (constipation or otherwise), you ensure that your bones become strong, have healthy blood flow, and the immune system is strong and healthy. So what foods come under beans or legumes? Eat soybeans, adzuki beans, pinto beans, green beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, navy beans, and canella beans.
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