Believe it or not, healthy or not..? Your poop can tell if you are!
Pooping is one of the most basic human functions.
When there is a change in bowel movements, it may be a consequence of changes in one’s diet.
Those changes can sometimes be a sign of the body’s fight against an infection, or a sign of a more serious disease or condition.
The stool is around 75% water, whereas the rest is a combination of fiber, dead and living bacteria, different cells, and mucus. A normal poop is usually smooth and soft, elongated, and whole.
The color of the healthy poop is definitely medium to light brown.
Here is what it might mean:
Sausage-Shaped, but Lumpy
– This is another stool which is very difficult to pass and may cause anal bleeding. It is common for people who suffer from IBS.
Like a Sausage but With Cracks on its Surface
– This type of poop is quite common to the previous one and it is processed faster.
Sausage-shaped poop, smooth, and soft
- This kind of poop is normal and it’s common among people who defecate once in a day.
Soft blobs of stool with defined edges
-This poop is likely for people who defecate more than once per day after major meals.
– This soft-texture poop is usually a potential sign of high blood pressure and stress.
Diarrhea type of stool
– This poop is similar to ordinary diarrhea; however, it happens in conjunction with constipation. Depending on the odor and color, this type of poop may be showing that the body is suffering from some disease or condition.
Black or bright red stool
– This type of poop can be a sign of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
Pale brown or white stool
– This may be a symptom of hepatitis, cirrhosis, or pancreatic disease.
– Normally, the stool is yellow if the person has gallbladder problems.
The unpleasant smell of poop may be a sign of:
– Celiac disease
– Cystic fibrosis
Problems with digestion and absorption