By now it’s pretty obvious that keeping track of your health is pretty important. We all have our own way of doing it, and there isn’t a right or wrong way to do it.
Our body is always sending out signals regarding our health. One thing you can pay attention to is the appearance of your stool.
There are two categories in analyzing your stool: the color and the shape.
By now you probably know that the normal color of your stool is brown. But sometimes it can change for seemingly no reason. In that case, it can be a warning sign. So here are a few things to look out for, according to medical sites like WebMD.
1. If your poop is whitish, grayish or clay-colored that means a lack of bile. This probably means that there is are a liver and gallbladder issue. White mucus on brown stool may be a sign of Crohn’s disease.
2. Green poop might mean that you’re eating a ton of vegetables that are rich in chlorophyll. If you don’t eat veggies and your poop is still green, it might just mean it passed the digestive tract far too quickly and didn’t get enough bile and bilirubin.
3. Yellow poop can mean you ate too many carrots or it could be a sign of blocked bile ducts and poor fat absorption. It may also mean that there’s a lack of enzymes that are produced by the pancreas.
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