THERE is something very embarrassing about talking about bathroom habits.
But like it or not, alle poops, and we really should be talking about it if we want to know what’s normal and when we need to seek medical help.
“Some of these you can’t influence – even if fed an identical diet, some people would open their bowels more often than others,” Sie hat hinzugefügt.
jedoch, it’s still worth keeping on eye on your bowel habits so you know when a visit to the GP is in order.
How many poos a day is normal?
According to Dr Sarah most people have a “fairly regular pooing pattern”.
Studies suggest 98 per cent of people go between three times a day and three times a week.
And many people tend to go at about the same time every day.
“Some medical conditions, wie zum Beispiel inflammatory bowel disease or diverticular disease, can lead to frequent, loose bowel motions,” Sie hat hinzugefügt.
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“But if you don’t have an underlying medical condition directly affecting your bowels, many of the factors that determine how often you open your bowels relate to your diet and lifestyle,” Sie erklärte.
Physical activity, beispielsweise, can help stimulate peristalsis – co-ordinated movements of the rings of muscle around your bowels that propel food through your digestive system.
So being physically active isn’t just good for fitness levels – it can help keep you regular too.
What consistency is normal?
Many medicines can cause looser stools or constipation as a side effect, the expert said.
Some of these include:
- Codeine-based painkillers, sometimes called opioids – this includes combination painkillers such as co-codamol and co-dydramol, as well as very strong painkillers such as morphine
- Etwas antidepressants
- Iron tablets
- Some medicines used for overactive bladder
- Parkinson-Krankheit treatments
“If you’re taking medication and you feel it might be linked to constipation, your pharmacist will be happy to advise,” Sie sagte.
“Your poo is made up of a combination of food that hasn’t been absorbed into your system, waste products, bacteria that live naturally in your gut and water.
What should your poop look like?
There are seven types of poop, according to the Bristol Stool Chart, and the type you expel depends on how long it spent in your bowel.
But your overall health also plays a role in what your poo looks like.
Based on the stool chart, types one and two indicate constipation, types three and four are the ideal poos and types five to seven indicate diarrhoea.
Typ 1: Seperate hard lumps
Typ 2: Lumpy and sausage like
Typ 3: A susage shape with cracks in the surface
Typ 4: Like a smooth, soft sausage or snake
Typ 5: Soft blobs with clear-cut edges
Typ 6: Mushy consistency with ragged edges
Typ 7: Liquid consistency with no solid pieces
“Changes to your diet and lifestyle can alter all of these,” Sie erklärte.
Including more Faser in your diet can help helps “bulk out your stools”, allowing you to go more regularly and with less straining, Sie erklärt.
Examples of fibrous foods include: vegetables, fruits, pulses, beans and lentils
“If you’re dehydrated, more water from your gut will be reabsorbed into your system.
This makes poos smaller, harder and more difficult to pass,” Sie fügt hinzu.
Keeping an eye on what’s ‘normal’ for you though is crucial, as is being aware of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer.
The five red-flag symptoms of bowel cancer include:
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- Pain or a lump in your tummy
- Extreme tiredness
- Losing weight
If you notice any changes to your usual habits, don’t be embarrassed, speak to your GP.
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