bulk-forming laxative

bulk-forming laxative

Any laxative—e.g., psyllium, calcium polycarbophil, methylcellulose—which absorbs water and expands, increasing stool volume, facilitating passage of stools and increasing motility.

bulk-forming laxative

Gastroenterology Bulk cathartic, bulk laxative, bulking agent Any laxative–eg psyllium, calcium polycarbophil, methylcellulose—that absorbs water and expands, ↑ in stool volume, facilitating passage of stools, ↑ motility. See Laxative; Cf Stool softener, Stimulant laxative.
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(2,3) Insufficient hydration with consumption of a high-fiber food, as in this case, or with a bulk-forming laxative such as psyllium seed can result in fecal impaction.
You can add fiber to a dog's diet via a bulk-forming laxative. Suggested sources of fiber include unprocessed wheat bran (1 to 5 tablespoons per day, depending on the size of your dog), Metamucil (1 to 5 teaspoons per day) or plain canned pumpkin (1 teaspoon to 1/2 cup).
With Organic Smooth Move Senna already commanding a significant share of the digestives category, Traditional Medicinals introduced the first bulk-forming laxative and fiber products that were certified to have been made with organic pharmacopoeial-quality psyllium.
The soluble fiber psyllium, which is the main ingredient in the bulk-forming laxative Metamucil, is a proven LDL lowerer.
Psyllium is used as a dietary fiber and as a bulk-forming laxative. Dietary fibers from psyllium are largely exploited as food ingredients and pharmacological supplements in order to help in weight control, reduce serum lipid levels, and the regulation of glucose control especially in patients with diabetes.
A bulk-forming laxative, such as Metamucil, may be helpful; also try taking your breakfast formula warm.
If your stools are soft but are still difficult to pass, try taking a stimulant laxative in addition to a bulk-forming laxative. These usually have an effect within six to 12 hours.
"Our core brands - including Diurex, Thinz and Fungicure - are all in the double-digit growth range this year, and we're getting good contributions from such new products as Psoriasin, introduced late last year, and Fibre Naturale, an all-natural bulk-forming laxative caplet introduced in 1997," notes Gerchenson.
You may get antibiotics and a bulk-forming laxative. You should gradually increase fibre in your diet.
[USPRwire, Wed Sep 04 2019] Bulk-Forming Laxatives Product Type to Gain Significant Traction in Mild Laxatives Market Bulk-forming laxatives helps in absorbing liquid in intestines, resulting in softer and easier passage of stools, which in turn positively impacts the growth of mild laxatives market.
[ClickPress, Wed Sep 04 2019] Bulk-Forming Laxatives Product Type to Gain Significant Traction in Mild Laxatives Market Bulk-forming laxatives helps in absorbing liquid in intestines, resulting in softer and easier passage of stools, which in turn positively impacts the growth of mild laxatives market.
Bulk-forming laxatives are indigestible fibers that pull water to make the stool more "bulky" (Sharma & Jamal, 2013).