When doctors at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital in Bristol, England found that patients who unwilling to speak about shape and nature of their stools, medical expert then created a very easy and convenient chart called as the Bristol Stool Form Scale.
This self-diagnostic chart allows the patients to discuss their bowel habits without having hard time & awkward.
The chart is now being used all over the world work as a measuring tool for bowel and digestive health measure.
How the Bristol Stool Chart can help you?How long the stool spends in your colon, can recognize and tell by its form.
Actually by identifying which type of poop you have can give you an inside glimpse about your body’s overall health.
Based on the Bristol Stool Scale, there are 7 types of stools:• Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass) that indicates indicate constipation
• Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy that indicates indicate constipation
• Type 3: Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface considered as normal poops
• Type 4: Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft considered as best normal poops
• Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges (passed easily) considered as normal poops
• Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool considered as abnormal and can indicate diarrhea
• Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid considered as abnormal and indicate diarrhea
What does healthy poop look like?Type 1 & 2 is sort of hard to pass stools that may indicate condition of constipation. This shows that your body lacking of Fiber-Rich Foods.
Fiber rich foods are Apples, Pears, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Spinach, Whole Grains, Quinoa, Legumes, Beans, Flax Seeds & Chia Seeds. Drink more water also helps.
Type 4 is the easiest stool to pass and this actually tells that your colon is healthy. Type 3, 4 & 5 stools are known as normal stools.
Stools normally should be moving smoothly and will cause no discomfort. Where normally when you sit down in the bathroom, usually take not much delay required to poop.
However, if your stool looks watery like type 6 and 7, commonly indicate as diarrhea and often is the cause of stomach flu and food poisoning.
If you went into toilet more than 5 times, might need to consult your nearest doctor or medication.
How many times a day should you poop?If it took you too long to poop, you may know it is time you need a better diet.
Every time you eat, you should poop. This means that most people should poop from 1 to 3 times per day or 3 times a week.
If your body is storing the waste, something is wrong and may show sign such as headaches, bad breath and skin problems.
If waste stocked inside your colon, this allows your body to re-absorb toxins that it was trying to eliminate.
A diet rich in whole foods and drink a lot of filtered water helps to keep constipation (hard to poop) away.
Did you take a look at your poop whether is floating before flushing?If your poop is floating, they known as are good poop since they indicate a healthy amount of fiber and essential fatty acids.
Many people had insufficient of healthy fats, and this is why their stools sink immediately or be malformed.
Different to what you may think, not all fats are bad. Healthy fats are, in fact very important.
If your stools are sinking fast, consider adding some ground flax, cereal, salads or smoothies to your daily diet.