You should be mindful of what your faeces say about health, because they are one of the most consistent indicators of the state of your health. As the case with all things we produce, it’s the quality not the quantity that matters when it comes to our scatological activities.

While this topic may not be appealing to your ears, there is really no easier way to discover what’s happening inside your body than seeing what comes out of it. I am somewhat surprised that people don’t pay more attention to their bathroom habits.

Bowel habits are formed early in life. We may pick up poor habits and develop problems because we rarely talk about how to look after our bowels. Many people do not know that they have poor bowel habits or problems. Without treatment, these could lead to faecal incontinence (leakage from the bowel) in later life. Bowel problems such as constipation and faecal incontinence affect many people. You can reduce these problems if you seek help early.

While you might be the type to flush it and forget it, the next time you hit the loo to do your business, check out what’s in the bowl. The texture, shape and colour of your dung can hint at things like dehydration, undetected illnesses and dietary deficiencies. If you’re excreting hard, pebbly poops, for example, you may be lacking in the fiber and fluid departments. if it is firm, sausage-shaped and lumpy it is an indicator that things are getting a little backed up, also, if its’ light fluffy pieces with frayed edges and a mushy texture it is a definite indicator of diarrhea.

The body has a way of expressing itself when there is trouble inside by changing your bowel movements.

People who deal with chronic bathroom issues should be evaluated by a doctor. Most conditions can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes. Irritable bowel disease is one of the most common conditions affecting the large intestine (colon). It causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. It is a chronic condition that you will need to manage for the long-term with diet, exercise, stress management, and medication.

Be sure to talk to your doctor before making any

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