So, today we’re talking about stools.
Now, I kind of like the four-legged barstool myself.
I find it is very stable.
Er, it’s easy to sit on and
what? Oh. We’re not talking about that kind of stool.
And now for a different kind of stool.
Twelve things your poop says about your health.
Well, as gross as it may sound,
the color and shape of your stool
can reveal a lot about your health.
Any changes you might notice
can be a sign of a serious disease.
Don’t ignore them.
Watch this video till the end.
to take another step towards good health.
Poop color, as you probably know, the normal color of stool is brown.
It may vary slightly from time to time depending on what you eat.
but a sudden color change for no obvious reason can be a warning sign.
So, let’s find out what’s what.
Whitish, greyish or clay color stool
indicate a lack of bile.
Bile is what makes normal poop brown.
Latter poop may hint and problems would the liver and gallbladder.
As these are organs where bile is produced and stored.
It can be anything from blocked bile ducts and gallstones to cirrhosis.
Gallstones can give you some serious abdominal pain.
or show no signs of their existence.
making it trickier to diagnose.
As for cirrhosis,
it gives your liver irreversible damage.
So early detection of it could be lifesaving.
White mucus on brown stool may be a sign of a crohn’s disease.
which is a chronic and inflammatory bowel disease.
Are you a fan of spinach, kale and broccoli?
Or may be your diet contains avocados, cucumbers, zucchini,
或是你日常饮食包含鳄梨 黄瓜 西葫芦
kiwis and other green foods.
Then you probably don’ t have a reason to worry about green poop.
A green color may be caused by
the consumption of vegetables rich in chlorophyll, which makes them green.
Or green food coloring in drinks and iron supplements.
If food is not the reason,
it means your stool pass the digestive track too quickly
and didn’t have time to get them enough bile and bilirubin.
Are you guys still with me on this track through the poop?
Have you noticed that your stool looks yellowish?
Is covered in greasy film,
and even leave drops of oil in the toilet bowl?
Yellow stool can be a sign of a blocked bile ducts and poor fat absorption.
When your digestive system fails to break down food the way you should,
too much fat goes out with your stool.
Another reason is a lack of enyzmes produced by the pancreas.
which may hint a chronic pancreatitis,
cystic fibrosis and celiac disease.
People who has celiac disease can’t eat gluten.
so bread and pasta along with other foods rich in gluten
give their intestines a hard time.
But don’t panic.
Yellow poop can also be a sign
that you ate too many carrots.
and had a lot of yellow color drinks.
Yes. They could make your poop look golden.
Black stool may appear because of medicine intake like
like aspirin, ibuprofen iron supplements.
or bleeding in the intestines.
The later is obviously a reason of contact your doctor immediately.
More common cause again why is the food you eat.
black and blue food, like blueberries, licorice,
一些黑色或蓝色的食物 比如蓝莓 甘草
dark chocolate, cookies and grape juice
can give the shape to your feces.
Iron supplements and nicotine could also be the cause of that poop changing color.
If black and blue food, as well as iron supplements are not part of your diet.
then you should probably be a lot.
Red stool is usually influenced by your diet.
Beets, jell-o, colored drinks, tomatoes.
如甜菜 果冻 有色饮料和西红柿
just think about what you’ve consumed recently.
two bowels of tomato soup
well you shouldn’t be surprised.
However, if food is not the cause,
it’s time to call your doctor.
What in your poop is obviously an alarming sign
and may be anal fissure or something more serious like hemorrhoids.
ulcerative colitis or even cancer.
That’s the word no one likes to hear.
Before you get really scared,
know about cancer normally has other symptoms as well.
such as losing weight, feeling extremely tired and breathless
and needing to strain as if you want to
go number two even after you’ve just done it.
If you still unbelieve that watching your stool as normal
some scienticfic research may convince you.
to distinguish the types of food and help people stay health.
scientists from the Bristol Loyal Infirmary created the Bristol stool chair.
Wow. Say that five times really fast
It describes seven types of feces and what they mean.
If you see separated solid lumps
reminiscent of nuts are gold feces in your toilet ball,
it does likely a sign of a severe constipation.
This type of stool means your body lacks fiber .Deficit.
Try to consume more fiber-riched products like
fresh fruit and vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds,
如新鲜水果 蔬菜 谷物 坚果 瓜子
wholewheat pasta, beans and lentils. Yum.
According to the American Dietetic Assosiation,
Americans get about 0.5 ounces fibre a day.
which is much less than we actually need.
The optimum amount is 1 ounce a day for women under 51
and 1.3 ounces a day for man of the same age.
Also if you experience constipation,
don’t forget about the natural laxatives-Prunes.
Those dry plums have enough sorbitol in them for good desire effect.
Sausage-shaped large and fluffy poop speaks of constipation.
This type of stool is also caused by a lack of fibre.
none dietary reasons for constipation may include long-term
anti-diarrhea medicine intake and lack of physical activity.
The advice is to eat more food and vegetables and perform exercises.
It will help you avoid constipation.
Because your body will need less time to move food
all the way through the large intestine.
Aerobic exercise like running, jogging or swimming
also makes your heart beat and beating faster.
which means better natural contraction of muscles involved in the digestion process.
Don’t exercise right after a big meal though.
Wait for an hour to avoid bloating and excess gas.
stretching, certain yoga positions and
even simply walking at least 15 minutes a day
can help healthy digestion.
If cracked sausage-shaped poop is what you usually have,
there are no reasons to worry.
that’s a normal stool. You’re doing just fine.
Don’t forget to walk and drink more water.
Since constipation is related to dehydration in the colon
It is to make sure you’re drinking lots of water.
when your body is probably hydrated,
Less water will be withdrawn from the colon
this will keep you still soft and easy to pass.
that’s what we all need.
If you stand with those whose feces are soft, sausage-shaped and smooth
Your stool is as a perfect as a stool can be.
Try to maintain a balance diet and avoid stressful situations to
keep things as great as they are.
We all know that feeling when you can’t let yourself go in the bathroom break
during an important meeting exam or a family event
Suppressing your urge to use the your toilet is bad for you.
Since if you keep it tight once and twice and thrice,
因为你尝试过一次 两次 三次
constipation may become permanent.
Not to keep yourself that constipation,
try to avoid stress and keep healthy.
Soft lumps with clear edges
or a sign of light diarrhea.
It could also mean that you are experiencing irritable bowel syndrome.
The short name for it is IBS.
It is a chronic condition.
which needs long term treatment.
People with IBS can normally control it.
Thanks to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
To make it better.
try eating low fibre foods like bananas,crackers and potatoes.
尝试吃一些低纤维食物 比如香蕉 脆饼和马铃薯
If you want to find out about the food combinations you should avoid.
Because they’re really bad for your health.
Watch this video.
If your poop comes in fluffy pieces with black edges
It looks like you’re having a mild diarrhea.
remember how we told you to have more fibre.
Well, in this case, It is just the opposite.
Maybe there is too much fibre in your diet.
Drink more to avoid dehydration
and stick to boiled potatoes and bananas
You may want to try some OTC.
like Imodium, more Pepto-bismol
They’ll have to slow down the movement in your intestines.
and shape more solid stools.
If the problems last for more than two days, consult the doctor.
Liquid without solid pieces type of feces
is what no one likes to say.
It speaks of a severe diarrhea.
It’s maybe a sign of food poisoning.
lactose intolerance, bacterial infection or medicine intake.
and acid reflux medications and chemotherapy drugs.
are often the cause of it.
drink plenty of water to fight dehydration.
And try over-the-counter medications.
Severe diarrhea normally doesn’t last long.
If the symptom don’t disappear in two days,
Or if you feel pain and fever,
consult a doctor.
So, do you take problem with your stool seriously?
Do you consult doctors when needed?
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So, today we’re talking about stools.