HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR STOOL?
Majority people actually don’t see what they left behind in the toilet, they simply flush it down. In this article you can read how just a glimpse at the stool can help you to understand your health status. Knowing these facts may save your life.
TEXTURES OF POOP
- Separate hard lumps, like nuts
This type of poop shows that you should drink more water and consume more fruits and vegetables as your body needs more fiber and fluids.
- Sausage-shaped, smooth and soft
This type of poop is a good sign.
- Watery, no solid pieces, all liquid
It comes to a case of diarrhea. Sometimes it is infection that caused this occurrence. It is recommended to consume more fluids in order to replace the lost ones, and to avoid dehydration.
- Sausage- shaped but lumpy
This case is not serious, but still you should consume more fluids and fiber.
- Soft blobs with clear-cut edges
You probably will visit the bathroom multiple times for this reason, but it is completely normal.
- Sausage-shaped but with cracks on surface
This occurrence is quite normal, it is recommended to consume more water.
- Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool
This kind of stool is on the edge of normal, but also is on half way to become diarrhea.
- Soft and sticks to the side of the toilet bowl
Due to the large amount of oil, your body can’t absorb the fats properly.
SHADE OF POOP
This is the natural color due to the bile produced in the liver.
Perhaps you are consuming too much green leafy veggies or green food coloring. That food probably is not going through your large intestine too quickly.
This color is obvious sign of excess fat. That is because of malabsorption disorder such as celiac disease.
At most cases, black stool is sign of ulcer or cancer and it indicates there is internal bleeding. There are numerous reasons: it might be due to certain vitamins that ontain iron or bismuth subsalicylate. Still, you should visit a doctor.
- Light-colored, white or clay-colored
This usually indicates bile duct obstruction and probably is causes by some medication you’re taking. It is recommended to see a doctor.
- Blood-stained or red
If you notice blood in your poop, it ma be a symptom of cancer. You should see a doctor as soon as possible.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT POOP
- The food you consume usually ends up in your poop after 1-3 days from the time you eat it
- Poop is consisted of bacteria, undigested food, dead cells and mucus.
- The healthy poop sinks slowly.
- How often should we poop?
According to experts, there is no number that indicates how much times we should relieve in the bathroom. Usually people go 1-2 a day.
How to keep poop healthy?
Dietary fiber are very helpful if you have problems with the stool.
Moreover, proper hydration ensures your colon is slippery enough so the poop can move through.
In case you notice certain symptoms that are not ordinary, and they persist, it is recommended to visit your doctor.
You must pay attention to what your body is trying to tell you.
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