Yup, we're talking about it – everybody poops. Most of us poop every day, while some of us (an unlucky bunch) are constipated. Poop is such a facet of life because what comes in must come out, simple as that, but did you know poop and your health are actually very deeply linked?
It may be a taboo subject (unless you're the minority that's proud of a well-done, easily passed dump) but it's worth discussing. None of us exactly want to recall that time we spent hours on the porcelain throne regretting that quick bite we grabbed from a sketchy street-cart, but the truth is that you should be proud of a healthy bowel movement because it means your body is functioning in tip-top shape. Go you! On the other hand, green, white or red stool may be cause for concern.
Poop is the window to the soul, or at least the GI tract. The color, the consistency and the smell can tip you off about your overall health – from extreme issues like internal bleeding and cancer to the fact that you may have consumed a little too much Kool-Aid during that summer picnic with your family. It goes without saying, stool and health correlation runs deep
The following poop facts will help you determine what your poop says about your health, and especially what to keep an eye out for. Remember, always visit a doctor if something seems a little off. Now, grab your morning coffee, hit the john, and ensure you're in good health!
Diarrhea That Smells Like Sulfur Could Point To Giardia
Hard Stools That Comes Out In Pieces And Are Difficult To Push Out Mean You're Constipated
Pencil-Thin Stools Could Be A Sign Of Rectal Cancer
Green-Tinted Stools Might Be Full Of Bile