Everyone poops. Did you know that there is a link between the condition of your poop and health?

Do you normally poop and flush without looking in the toilet? then you need to start looking down before flushing.

You can discover a huge deal about your health in general by looking at the colour, shape, size, odour, consistency of your poop and a host of other features.

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poop and health

Here are 4 embarrassing facts you must be aware of:

1) The colour of your poop

Did you know that there is a link between the colour of your poop and health?

A healthy poop is brown in colour because of the presence of bile whereas an unhealthy poop may be green, pale or white due to a lack of bile. It may also be black, tarry or bright red due to bleeding in your digestive tract.

If your poop is black, tarry, bright red, grey, pale or white in colour, it is advisable for you to see your doctor.

2) The texture of your poop

If your poop is healthy, it will be soft, smooth and come out as one long shape whereas an unhealthy poop will be hard, watery or mushy and come out as a bunch of pieces and not one long shape. It may also have mucus.

3) The size of your poop

A healthy poop is about 18 inches long whereas an unhealthy poop is narrow and shaped like a pencil. If your poop is continuously narrow and shaped like a pencil, it is advisable for you to see your doctor.

4) The positioning of your poop

A healthy poop gently and quietly sinks slowly into the water with little noise whereas an unhealthy poop is hard to pass, comes out with a loud splash and floats.

So it is important for you to look at your poop before you flush because there is a link between the condition of your poop and health.

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