When it comes to health, what comes out of you is just as important as what you put in. What does your poo say about you?
The Digestive System & How it Works
“The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract-also called the digestive tract-and the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. The hollow organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine-which includes the rectum-and anus.”
What Do Different Poop Colors Mean?
“Most of the time, minor changes in the color of your waste are due to diet. After all, we don’t eat the same thing at every meal, every day. But sometimes a color change can signal a minor health issue. In rare cases, it means something serious is wrong in your digestive system.”
11 Icky But Interesting Facts About Poop
“Let’s talk about poop. Sure, it’s not exactly dinner party fodder, but it’s important to educate yourself about bowel movements – what’s weird, what’s normal, what’s healthy, what’s not. That’s because your bathroom behavior can be an important clue to your overall health: Your poop can reveal signs of infections, digestive problems, and even early signs of cancer, according to gastroenterologist Anish Sheth, MD”
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