“10 Health Dangers to Watch for in Your Feces & One Simple Thing You Can Do To Help.”
It’s a topic we all know well … and if you’re lucky takes place at least one time a day. Three times is better, but some people don’t go for days.
But chances are that poop is probably not a topic you’ve discussed often, at least not with a lot of friends around, even though maybe you should.
The truth is your stool can reveal a lot about your health.
The color and shape are particularly important to take note of.
Did you know, for instance, that a “healthy stool” should be shaped like a brown torpedo and be soft and easy to pass?
If this doesn’t sound familiar, read on, as your poop could be trying to tell you something …
This can mean you need to eat more fiber in your diet or can be a sign of constipation. But if you have pellet-shaped stool on a regular basis, and by that I mean most of the time, it can indicate a condition called diverticulosis.
If you have diverticulosis, it can eventually lead to you having pockets forming in your colon (where the stool can get stuck and then formed into pellets). This condition often progresses to diverticulitis, which is an inflammation of the colon “pockets.”
If a tumor or polyp in your digestive tract grows large enough, it can reduce the diameter of your colon, leading to “pencil thin” stools. This can be a sign of colon cancer and should be checked out by your medical doctor immediately.
Loose, watery stools, or diarrhea, affect nearly everyone from time to time and typically go away within a day or two. Most often, the cause is bacteria, parasites or viral infection (from contaminated food or water, for instance), and the watery stools is your body’s way of trying to rid your body of the toxins faster. You’re not sick, you’re body is the purging itself of these bacteria, parasites or infections.
If your stool is watery for a longer period, such as a month or more, it could be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease, and should be checked out by your doctor.
Any persistent diarrhea deserves medical attention as it can quickly lead to serious dehydration, especially in children. And one thing that helps is you drinking a lot of good pH water. If you’re not drinking pH water yet, talk to me about this amazing water.
In most cases, floating stools are the result of dietary changes leading to excess gas, which allows the stool to float. But if the stool is also “greasy”, it can mean your body is not absorbing fat properly from your diet. This can be a sign of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, celiac disease or other conditions and warrants a trip to see your doctor. I’m not trying to scare you by any means, but I just want you to be aware of what can happen and how your colon can help you know something is wrong.
A green-colored stool may occur if you eat a lot of spinach or consume certain medications (antibiotics) or even take iron supplements. It can also occur when bile is not digested properly and can be a sign of Crohn’s disease.
Iron supplements can turn your stool a dark, black color, but if you’re not taking iron, it could be the result of something bleeding in your stomach or upper gastrointestinal tract. See your doctor if your stool is black.
If your stool is very pale in color, like light-colored clay, it can be a sign of blocked bile flow or liver disease, as it is bile from the liver that gives stools much of its brown color. This can also be the result of antacid use (particularly those that contain aluminum hydroxide).
If your stool is red, it’s often a sign of blood – the question is, from where? Most often, bright red blood in your stool is the result of hemorrhoids, straining, or small tears in anal tissue. But, it can also be the sign of something more serious, such as a lower GI bleed, diverticulosis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis, or rectal cancer, and should be evaluated.
All poop has an unpleasant odor, which is generally caused by the ‘bacteria’ that ferments food in your intestines. (This is one of the biggest reasons you need to cleanse your colon with a natural cleanser before you have any problems like the ones I’m discussing with you in this report.) But if your stool has a particularly bad odor, it can be a sign of parasitic infection (such as the giardia lamblia parasite, which also causes yellow, loose stools).
As mentioned, yellow diarrhea is often a sign of infection with the “giardia lamblia” parasite. It can also be a sign of improper bile digestion caused by gallbladder dysfunction.
partly from US Health Bulletin Alert XI (222) and distributed by Mayo Clinic 2012 May
>If you think a bacterial or parasitic infection could be causing your stool troubles, I invite you to come and talk to me. At University I tutored Tropical Medicine and Infectious parasites which picked my interest in it now.
>Parasites are at the root cause of countless health conditions. If you have signs of bacterial or parasitic infection in your stools, it’s likely you may also be suffering from related pain and inflammation elsewhere in your body.
>If you can get rid of the parasites from your body, and prevent them from re-invading by eliminating pollution and toxins from your environment, then you can rid your body of illness and pain to restore your health.
>Start today and start changing the way your colon is… internally. You’ve got absolutely nothing to lose … and a whole lot to gain by doing this today.
>This is not something you should start, then stop.
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