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.
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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.
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).