Poop Is Too Large to Come Out: Why and What to Do
Poop Is Too Large to Come Out: Why and What to Do
- 1 Poop Is Too Large to Come Out: Why and What to Do
- 2 Poop too Big to Push Out, Why?
- 3 Poop too Big to Push Out, How to Treat?
- 4 Birmingham’s biggest pollution problems and how you can change them
- 5 The Peterson Farm Blog
- 6 A blog about controversial questions and topics in agriculture
- 7 Chemical Usage in Agriculture
Poop too Big to Push Out, Why?
Poop too Big to Push Out, How to Treat?
Is your poop too big to push out? Are you experience the problem of «constipated can’t get poop out»? Many people complaint that their poop is too big that becomes problematic to push it out normally; however, most of these people cannot ask for solutions because the topic is unpleasant and somewhat embarrassing. If you are experiencing similar issues, it is important to consider factors like constipation that make it difficult to pass the stool. In most cases, the problem can be easily treated but sometimes it is painful and annoying. The article is to reduce your difficulty and to help you find better solutions for this problem.
Poop too Big to Push Out, Why?
The frequency and pattern of bowel movements differ in every individual. Normally, it takes 3 days for stool to become considerably hard, causing significant difficulty in bowel movement. You could be facing constipation if you have any of these signs/complaints for 3 or more months:
Bowel movement once or twice in a week
Very often straining while passing the bowel movements
The problem «poop too big to push out» or «constipated can’t get poop out» is caused as a result of many factors, but mostly it is due to disorder in the motility and functioning of gut. Some of its common causes include:
Shortage of water in the body
Lower intake of fiber in the foods you eat
Disturbance in the normal dietary pattern (may be due to travelling or stress)
Less physical activities
Too much intake of dairy items
Stress and depression
Extraordinary intake of laxatives
Neurological problems including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s problem
Use of medicines having aluminum or calcium
Use of strong medicines
Irritable bowel syndrome
Due to functional or primary constipation, some individuals may report constipation without any disease. Most of these cases are common in women. The problem arises in childhood and remains there all life.
Poop too Big to Push Out, How to Treat?
Olive Oil & Lemon Juice
How It Helps
Olive oil is one of the very effective home remedies for constipated people. It helps your digestive system work better and to ease the movement of waste material through the colon.
How to Use
Lemon juice itself works great against constipation. Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice with 1 tablespoon olive oil and consuming it in an empty stomach works like magic. So, whether consume it in the morning before eating anything else or wait until your stomach gets empty.
Orange Juice and Flaxseed Oil
How It Helps
Flaxseed oil act as one great home remedy for constipated people, it helps in covering the intestine and accelerate the bowel cycles. Adding orange juice increases the overall fiber of the content.
How to Use
Put 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil into 1 glass of orange juice and drink it. Take gap of at least 5 hours before the next dose to avoid any irregularities.
Epsom Salt and Fruit Juice
How It Helps
Epsom salt is very effective in providing relief from the issue «poop too big to push out». It doesn’t only soften up the stool to make it easy for excretion but also contracts the muscles of bowel so that it can be easier to expel it from the body. Table salt can also be used to draw water out of the body but it is low in magnesium when compared to Epsom salt.
How to Use
Take a cup of water, dissolve Epsom salt (2 teaspoon for adults and ½ teaspoon for children) in it and drink. You can take more doses or add fruit juice into it if you see no signs of bowel movement even after 4 hours.
How It Helps
The excessive fiber and sorbitol in prune can help fight against the problem of «my poop is too big to come out». This is because it can soften the stool and allow large amount of water to draw and pass through the intestines. But excessive use of prune juice can also be harmful as it can soften the stool too much and generates gas.
How to Use
1 glass each in morning and at night can prove very effective in relieving the issue and the effect appears within a few hours. After drinking a glass of prune juice, you must wait for the results before drinking another to avoid diarrhea. Eating prunes as a whole can also yield similar results.
Drink More Water
Water is very important to keep yourself hydrated. 33 to 36 ounces or more water must be consumed each day by every individual, depending on the gut conditions.
In case of constipation, you should increase your water consumption after speaking to a primary care provider. Generally, consume at least 10 glasses of water every day. Water cannot be replaced by any other drinks.
Eat the Right Foods
Foods to eat: Foods rich in fiber can ease the bowel evacuation. Consume as many vegetables and fruits in your meal as you can and consume fiber at least 24 to 38 grams daily. Chewing thoroughly the food you eat also helps. Foods that should be added into you diet include: beans, berries, yogurt, olives, almonds, figs, papaya, peaches, green vegetables and bran cereal and oatmeal.
Foods to avoid: Constipation is usually caused by foods that contain excessive fat and sugar. in case you are suffering from «poop too big to push out», you must reduce the consumption of these foods, some foods to avoid are: chips/crackers, cookies, frozen foods, green bananas, fried foods, red meat, dairy elements, heavy breaded items, caffeine and alcohol
Mind Your Bowel Movement
Scheduling: Scheduling and defining time for the bowel movements can also help in triggering your body and making the bowel movements regular.
Notice the call: Don’t ignore or overlook the call for bowel movements. Even in tough schedule spend some time in toilet to get your body ready for it.
Squat on toilet: Avoid placing your feet on the ground when sitting on the toilet. Put them on seat or on footstool to squat and make the bowel movement easier.
Regular exercise can help keeping your bowel movements easy by improving the functioning of the digestive system.
Give time for your body to digest the food properly and then exercise after about an hour for proper effects.
Only a regular walk after meal can leave great impact in terms of providing ease to your bowel movements. Walk for 10 to 15 minutes 3 times each day.
Train Your Pelvic Muscle
Providing relaxation to your pelvic muscle helps in passing the stool easily, you better go for a therapist for this. Therapists can help you better in relaxing and tightening your pelvic muscle through a defined procedure.
Turn to Medical Methods
You can also opt for medical methods in order to solve the issue «my poop is too big to come out» and improve your bowel movements. Some preferred methods include:
Laxatives: there are multiple types of laxatives available for this purpose, they include: fiber tablets, stimulants, osmotic, lubricants, stool softeners
Medications: Some medications to treat constipation include drugs that absorb water in intestines and some clinical trials
Surgery: It should be the last option, or when the issue or constipation is due to rectocele or stricture.
Birmingham’s biggest pollution problems and how you can change them
All types of pollution are having an impact on the quality of life in our city but if everyone could just do one thing, we can make a big change.
- 05:30, 22 JAN 2020
- Updated 07:39, 22 JAN 2020
There are so many different types of pollution so when it comes to being ‘eco-friendly’ it’s hard to know where to start.
If you don’t know what problem you could be contributing to the most, you can’t know what the solution is to reduce your carbon footprint.
Birmingham is being effected by everything from air pollution to water pollution and it’s having a massive affect on public health. In the UK alone, the Global Alliance of Health and Pollution (GAHP) estimate that 771 people per million die from ill health caused by pollution.
As part of our #do1thing initiative, where we are asking everyone to make one change to help tackle global warming, we look at some of the pollution problems affecting Birmingham right now and how you can help tackle them.
Air Pollution is the production of toxic gases which are released into the air we breathe every day. These include carbon, nitrogen and sulfur oxides which are largely created from the burning of fuels, whether from transport or factories.
In June 2014, officials from the Department for the Environment admitted that the 2020 target for improving air quality in Birmingham would be missed by a decade.
In separate figures that year, Public Health England revealed that air pollution is estimated to cause 1,460 excess deaths a year in Birmingham and the surrounding area. This included 520 deaths in Birmingham, 168 in Coventry, 173 in Dudley, 198 in Sandwell, 107 in Solihull, 155 in Walsall and 139 in Wolverhampton.
Birmingham City Council is introducing its clean air zone to reduce gas emissions from traffic across the city. This zone will surround the 10 worst areas for air pollution.
The Zone covers all roads inside the A450 Middleway ring road and will include areas of Birmingham that have been named as the worst for pollution like Priory Queensway, Moor Street, Coventry Road and Broad street.
The aim of the scheme is to reduce the number of cars which produce these toxic gases by introducing a congestion charge. Vehicles which comply with restrictions will be able to travel freely around the Clean Air Zone. Those which do not will be liable to a charge.
Compliant cars are those which meet the Euro 4 emissions standard for petrol and Euro 6 standard for diesel. In general compliant cars are petrol powered ones made since 2006 and diesel cars made since 2015.
Non-compliant cars, taxis and vans will be charged £8 a day. Lorries and buses will be charged £50 a day.
Driving more fuel efficient cars benefits the environment and will prevent charges for using the city’s roads. This Zone will go live in July.
Brum’s new Clean Air Zone (CAZ)
Water Pollution is the contamination of rivers, streams and oceans. The pollution of rivers when living as in-land as Birmingham is a serious problem as rivers provide the majority of the water supply for your homes.
Severn Trent, which supplies water to Birmingham homes, said: «one of the biggest causes of water pollution is from our customers’ homes. The reason for this is that most houses connect into two types of sewer system.
«Foul water drains take waste water from homes and transport it to waste water treatment works. When these drains are wrongly connected, waste water is discharged into streams and rivers causing pollution.
«Wrong connections are not only harmful to the environment, they’re illegal too. That’s because pollution from misconnections kills plants and fish.»
As the population climbs alongside the production of harmful substances and increased global warming, the world is in an ‘acute water crisis’ as water is being polluted at a more alarming rate.
This type of pollution effects humans and wildlife alike but it’s easy to stop water pollution.
Conservative Energy Future, a program led by Amazon, advise a few simple methods to help tackle water pollution which include reducing the use of single use plastics, not disposing of oils in the sink and avoiding harmful cleaning chemicals.
Find more tips on improving the water supply here.
Tell us what you’re doing to help the environment.
Tell us how you are doing your bit to help the environment by tweeting us with #do1thing.
Send a selfie video to [email protected] to be part of our Instagram take-over — all day on January 22.
Fly-tipping and Littering
Fly-tipping and littering is the illegal dumping of rubbish. The number of reports made of fly-tipping in Birmingham still remains well within the hundreds every month, despite the misconception that it is more common in rural areas.
Dumping these objects can have a harmful impact on health and the environment as rotting rubbish will attract rats and non-biodegradable materials can be harmful to wildlife.
The average number of reports of fly-tipping to Birmingham City Council was between 200 and 350 reports each month from 2018/19.
There are fines and penalties in place for people who fly-tip or litter but the perpetrator can often go uncaught.
There are ways to dispose of large amounts of waste without causing harm to the enviroment. These are just a few ways of getting rid of common items that people dump:
- Sell or donate unwanted furnishings that are still in good condition.
- Take bags of unwanted clothes to charity shops or clothes recycling centres. — H&M stores in Birmingham recycle clothes.
- Recyclable materials should be taken to a local recycling centre. Other house hold waste should be taken to a local ‘tip’. You can find details of these on the Council’s website.
Light pollution is is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial light. Too much light pollution poses a threat to nocturnal animals, has adverse health effects and wastes energy.
Radiance Key in Watts per cm squared : Red Zones = >75, Orange Zones = 10 — 75, Yellow Zones =1.5 — 10 , Green Zones = 0.25 — 1.5
Red Zones on the map show areas with the most severe levels of light pollution. There are no green areas in the whole of Birmingham that show low levels of light pollution.
Lighting is responsible for at least one-fourth of all electricity consumption worldwide, this colossal waste of energy has a huge impact on our city’s carbon footprint but it can easily be reduced.
To reduce it we should minimise our use of lights and turn them off when they aren’t needed. We should also avoid using excessively bright lights and use covered bulbs that light facing downwards.
The Peterson Farm Blog
A blog about controversial questions and topics in agriculture
Chemical Usage in Agriculture
Table of Contents
- Part 1: What are the different chemicals used in agriculture?
- Part 2: Why do farmers use pesticides? What are the issues related to using them?
- Part 3: How do farmers apply pesticides? (VIDEO)
- Part 4: Are chemicals such as pesticides used in agriculture safe? For our food? For the environment?
Part 1: What are the different chemicals used in agriculture?
The different types of chemicals used in agriculture are:
- Herbicides (To kill weeds)
- Insecticides: (To kill bugs)
- Fungicides: (To get rid of disease)
- Soil fumigants, desiccants, harvest aids, and plant growth regulators
- Natural pesticides: Pesticides are not limited to conventional agriculture. Organic farmers also use a wide variety of natural pesticides to control weeds, insects, and disease. You can learn more about that here.
The term “pesticides” means “to get rid of pests” and refers to all of these groups at once. 80 percent of pesticides in the U.S. are used on the following crops (in order of use): Corn, soybeans, potatoes, cotton, wheat, sorghum, oranges, peanuts, tomatoes, grapes, rice, apples, sugarcane, lettuce, pears, sweet corn, barley, peaches, grapefruit, pecans and lemons.
Pesticide usage by crop (Source USDA)
Pesticide use (see chart below) peaked in 1981 and has been on a slow decline ever since. Reasons for the initial rise include no-till agriculture, herbicide resistant crops, and crops like corn and soybeans being planted over more acres. Reasons for the decline include more effective pesticides, better application technology, genetic engineering (GMOs) and new production methods like cover crops. (This is further explained in Part 2)
Part 2: Why do farmers use pesticides? What are the issues related to using them?
Benefits: Increases yield potential, allows a farmer to farm more acres, protects the soil through no-till and conservation methods
Costs: Weed resistance, greater pesticide use, large companies benefit, environmental concerns
Conclusion: Farmers (both conventional and organic) must use pesticides in order to produce enough food to feed the world. Pesticide use peaked in the 1980’s and will continue to decline as farmers and scientists develop new and more effective methods.
Part 3: How do farmers apply chemicals?
In the following video, I will show you how we apply pesticides on our farm:
On our farm, we mainly use broadcast application. Most application in agriculture is done with a machine like you see in the video. Other forms of application include:
You can learn more about types of application here.
Part 4: Are chemicals such as pesticides used in agriculture safe? For our food? For the environment?
There are several things to remember when it comes to the safety of chemicals in society:
We come into contact with chemicals all of the time. They are not inherently bad.
What do you think of when you hear the word “chemicals?” In today’s society the word “chemicals” has been turned into something we think of as harmful that we should stay away from. Some people are incredibly scared of chemicals and many try to claim they are living a “chemical free” lifestyle. The truth is, there is no way we can stay away from chemicals, they are everywhere! Chemicals make up the earth we live on, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the things we build. Every day you interact with thousands of chemicals. Even food in its most basic form is full of chemicals, like this banana.
Chemicals are not inherently bad. Chemicals can be used to do a lot of good in a lot of different places. In agriculture we’ve used chemicals to help produce food more efficiently (as detailed in Part 1-2). But how do we know whether a chemical is good or bad for you? The answer is its toxicity.
Toxicity: The dose makes the poison.
Any substance can be dangerous depending on how much of it you are exposed to or consume. If you ate 100 bananas in one day you would probably get sick. If you drink 10 gallons of water, you will probably die. However, bananas and water are obviously not very dangerous. When it comes to the safety of any particular substance, the way scientists tell how dangerous it is comes from looking at its toxicity. If a substance is more toxic, it takes less exposure to it to be dangerous. If it is less toxic, it takes more exposure to it to be dangerous. The dose makes the poison.
So how toxic are the chemicals used in agriculture? Let’s look at the toxicity levels for different pesticides used in both conventional and organic farming, compared to household items.
The most toxic pesticides are no longer used. Agriculture has transitioned to using safer chemicals. Most used today have very low toxicity.
When pesticides were first introduced, farmers were using chemicals that were very toxic. Those pesticides have long since been removed from application and today have been replaced by safer (less toxic) ones like glyphosate. Glyphosate (the most popular herbicide in agriculture) is the least toxic agro-chemical on the list. This is one of the reasons farmers have used it so much instead of other chemicals over the years. Another reason is because glyphosate resistant plants (GMOs) were developed so that farmers could control weeds post emergence with a safer chemical like glyphosate. Household items more toxic than glyphosate include baking soda, table salt, Tylenol, and caffeine.
“The science and our understanding of chemical risk evolves and EPA continues to reevaluate each pesticide’s safety every 15 years. EPA’s continuous reevaluation of registered pesticides, combined with strict FQPA standards, major improvements in science, and an increase in the use of safer, less toxic pesticides, has led to an overall trend of reduced risk from pesticides.” – E.P.A.
Insecticides and fungicides have, in general, a higher toxicity than herbicides. This is mainly because herbicides are designed to affect plants, not animals. This is another reason glyphosate is considered a safer chemical, because it is a herbicide. Over the last 50 years, the use of safer herbicides has risen while the use of insecticides and fungicides has declined.
Pesticide use over the years:
- Herbicides in 1960: 18 percent of pesticides – 2008: 76 percent of pesticides
- Insecticides in 1960: 58 percent of pesticides – 2008: 6 percent of pesticides
- Fungicides: Have remained at approximately 7 percent of pesticides
- (Soil fumigants, desiccants, harvest aids, and plant growth regulators make up the remaining 11 percent)
Pesticides (like any substance) are not dangerous if consumed at a low enough rate. Just because a pesticide residue is detected in food, does not mean the food is unsafe.
As mentioned in part 3 of this blog, when farmers spray crops the spray is very diluted and only a very small amount of active ingredient is used per acre. Of that amount, most is activated by the plant/soil, does its job, and becomes non-active and unable to do any harm. There is always a possibility that a very small amount will not activate and will persist and could possibly make it into the food supply as a residue.
Therefore, it is true that very small amounts of pesticides may remain on fruits, vegetables, grains, and other foods. This is why you see a lot of information on the internet about “pesticide residues” in our food. However, these residues decrease considerably as crops are harvested, transported, exposed to light, washed, prepared and cooked. Because of this, the amount of pesticides found in the food and water you drink would be (and is) incredibly small. Based on the toxicity chart above, you would have to consume hundreds of pounds of food each day to reach a toxicity level of pesticides that would be dangerous to your health. The reason for this is because the chemicals would be so incredibly diluted by the time they reach the food supply. The EPA is responsible for managing our exposure to pesticide residues here in the United States. There are specific regulations that have been put in place to keep the level of synthetic pesticides found in food hundreds of times below what could harm you. (Source: EPA)
There are also many natural pesticides consumed by humans each day that are just as toxic or more so to humans, but are still below the rate that would be considered dangerous to our health:
“About 99.9 percent of the chemicals humans ingest are natural. The amounts of synthetic pesticide residues in plant food are insignificant compared to the amount of natural pesticides produced by plants themselves. Of all dietary pesticides that humans eat, 99.99 percent are natural: they are chemicals produced by plants to defend themselves against fungi, insects, and other animal predators. We have estimated that on average Americans ingest roughly 5,000 to 10,000 different natural pesticides and their breakdown products. Americans eat about 1,500 mg of natural pesticides per person per day, which is about 10,000 times more than the 0.09 mg they consume of synthetic pesticide residues.” – Dr. Bruce Ames (Source: California Berkeley)
If synthetic pesticides were truly causing all the things they have been claimed to cause (cancer, disease, etc.), farmers would be having severe health problems.
Farmers have been working with synthetic pesticides for the last 50-60 years. Farmers have a much greater risk of skin or lung exposure to pesticide, as it would be much more dangerous because it has not been diluted yet. This is why farmers wear protective gear when applying pesticides. There are no statistics showing farmers are having severe health problems from pesticides more than the general public. Our family even eats our GMO, pesticide-sprayed, corn straight from the field, after washing it of course (See video below) and we have not had any health issues.
Eating organic does not necessarily mean you will be exposing yourself to less pesticide residue.
As we’ve talked about in previous sections of this blog, organic farms can and will use natural pesticides to fight off pests in their fields. And as you can see in the toxicity chart, there are pesticides that organic farmers use that are much more toxic than pesticides conventional farmers use. Eating organic food will significantly lower your exposure to synthetic pesticides, but you can still be exposed to pesticide residues just as high or higher than regular food. But remember, as stated above, the EPA keeps both of these residues far below the level that could cause you harm.
Environmental concerns about pesticides are real and should be taken seriously.
There are many environmental concerns about pesticides and there are many people working on finding solutions to the problems associated with their use. As technology (better application, better chemicals) has developed, pesticide usage has and will decline, which will hopefully reduce some of these issues.
Keep in mind that much of human activity has a negative effect on the environment. Industries (exhaust from vehicles, planes, manufacturing plants, etc.), human/animal waste, construction, deforestation, mining, and a growing population in general are all harming the environment more than pesticides are. The best thing we can do is try to find solutions for all these problems and minimize our environmental impact as much as possible while still functioning as a society and minimizing human suffering (providing people with adequate food and shelter).
Eat healthy food, exercise often, and talk to the experts about your food.
As you can see, there are a lot of misconceptions about chemicals in agriculture and chemicals in general. It is best to talk to experts about these things and not just rely on what you see on the internet. Those experts include scientists, dietitians, toxicologists, and farmers.
There are a lot of things that contribute to the health epidemic in America and around the world. We eat too much sugar. We eat too many bad fats. We eat too much in general. We don’t exercise. We are too busy and operate under high stress levels. We eat out and don’t cook for ourselves. Chemicals are most likely not what is causing the main health problems. Even if they are, it is much more likely the chemicals we use around the house (cleaners, etc.), the chemicals in the air (pollution), medicines (side effects) and the chemicals we don’t think about (caffeine, tobacco, alcohol) that are causing the problems, not the extremely highly diluted pesticide residues you find in food.
In conclusion, food is never 100% safe. Neither is life. We must continue to use chemicals to have a functioning society and feed a growing population. It is important that we regulate these chemicals to prevent misuse and abuse. It is also important that we look for ways to use less chemicals and develop chemicals that are less toxic. However, as long as there are weeds, bugs, and diseases, there will be pesticides. And unless you grow your own food and hand pull the weeds and stomp on the bugs, you will have to deal with the reality of what we’ve talked about on this blog. I hope you’ve learned something from reading this, please leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer it!