Hard Stool Remedy

by Sam Malone

Passing hard stools is a very painful condition and the reasons for getting it in the first place are many. Severe Constipation could be one of the reasons and is something that a lot of people suffer from. In such a situation there is a lot of difficulty in passing stools easily and the timing of passing these stools is also not regular. There might also be cramps that you get in the abdomen before passing stool wherein the stool is generally dry and hard. Passing hard stools very often is not at all good for your health as it can have an affect on the lining of the anus and rectum, injuring it. This in turn, causes a lot of pain and may lead to bleeding. Hard stools may also result in hemorrhoids that refer to a case where the veins swell up. However, the discomfort that arises out of hard stools can be got rid off by trying a few home remedies and taking care of yourself at home. You need to bring about a change in your diet and include a lot food that is rich in fiber so that the stools can be made soft. At the same time, it is extremely essential that you drink plenty of water and it is advised that you have at least 6 to 8 glasses of water everyday. You need to increase your consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Avoid consumption of any refined foods and therefore, have brown rice instead of white rice and eat vegetables that are less cooked rather than those that are heavily cooked. Petroleum jelly can be used as a remedy to pass hard stools easily. You could take some petroleum jelly and apply it about half an inch inside your rectum. This will prevent damage from occurring and also help to pass the stools without much difficulty. A great hard stool remedy is aloe vera juice as consumption of the same is said to be very effective for softening stools. It is recommended that you have half a cup of this juice two times in a day that is early in the morning and before going to bed. However, you need to drink a lot of water after consumption of this juice. Apart from all the above mentioned remedies, it is important that you empty your bowels everyday and as soon as the urge arises in order to avoid further problems. Exercises and a healthy lifestyle go a long way in treating this problem.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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