In case you didn’t know, stool can tell a lot about the condition of your organs as well as your health. This is why it is so important to look into the toilet when you defecate and why you are doing your health check.
How well do you know your stool?
The vast majority of people actually don’t see what they leave behind in the toilet, they simply flush it. In this article, you can read how just a cursory look at your stool can help you understand your health condition. Knowing these facts may save your life.
Separate solid lumps, like nuts
You should drink more water and eat some fruits and vegetables. It lacks fiber and fluids.
Sausage shaped, soft and tender
This is a sign that you are fine
- Watery, without solid pieces, all liquid
This is a case of diarrhea. It may be caused by some kind of infection. You must drink more fluids to replace lost fluids, or if you don’t, you may find yourself dehydrated.
If your poop is brown, you are a fin. The color of the stool is brown due to the bile produced by the liver.
Maybe you ate a lot of green leafy vegetables or green food coloring. Food may pass through the large intestine too quickly.
This type of stool indicates excess fat. This is due to a malabsorption disorder such as celiac disease.
This means that you are bleeding internally, because of ulcer or cancer. It may be caused by some vitamins that contain iron or bismuth subsalicylate. You should see a doctor if you are worried about this.
-Light-colored, white or clay-colored
This could mean a bile duct obstruction. It can be caused by some medicines. You should see a doctor.
-Blood-stained or red
If you see blood in your poop, it can be a symptom of cancer. See a doctor if you find blood in your stool.
Facts about your poop:
– The food you consume usually ends up in your poop after 1-3 days from the time you eat it
– Poop consists 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 your poop healthy?
Dietary fiber is 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.