What is the difference of all Laxatives ?

  1. Peace2009 profile image59
    Peace2009posted 6 years ago

    What is the difference of all Laxatives ?

    How do they work and how long do they take too work ?

  2. darrensurrey profile image74
    darrensurreyposted 6 years ago

    Without being too specific, some encourage peristalsis ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristalsis ) whilst others simply loosen the stool by reduces its bulk. And others coat the stool in oil to help it move through.

    If you have a long term constipation problem, you are better off taking the ones that do NOT rely on encouraging peristalsis because the bowel can get lazy and become reliant on the medicine.

    Of course, the preferable long term, healthy solution is to drink more water, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables and do more exercise.