Bristol Stool Chart
Understanding if your bowel is functioning properly by comparing your stool with the types of stool in the Bristol Stool Chart.
When your bowels work properly, it’s easy to take them for granted. When they act up, however, bowel function – or lack of it has a major impact on your quality of life. The nature and consistency of our motions can reveal a lot about our digestive health as it indicates how rapidly food passes through the gut.
A team of gastroenterologists from Bristol therefore devised a stool classification scale in 1997, which defines 7 different types of bowel motion. (See the chart at the bottom of the page)
Types 1 & 2 are abnormally loose (ie constipation) and result from a slow bowel transit time. These seem to be linked with an increased risk of gallstones.
Types 3 & 4 are described as “perfectly normal bowel motions.”
Type 5 is poorly formed, soft and verging on abnormal.
Types 6 & 7 are abnormally loose (ie diarrhea).
Types 1, 6 and 7 are considered abnormal and suggest a current bowel problem or increased risk of developing one in the future.
Since the Bristol Stool Scale, more guidelines have been released in an attempt to make sense of functional digestive problems. The most recent are based on new understandings of the way the gut works, and the way it responds to stress and alterations in bacterial balance. These guidelines offer doctors a way to help diagnose some bowel problems according to their symptoms, without necessarily having to refer patients for invasive tests.
Bowel problems are not something you should diagnose yourself as an examination is also important to rule out more serious bowel disorders. Always seek medical advice if you notice a change in bowel habits, recurrent abdominal pain, or see blood or slime in your motions.
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To eliminate toxins from the bowels, we need to have healthy bowel movements daily. Sluggish digestion is a contributor to the problem of toxicity buildup because bile and the toxins it carries for elimination have more time to be absorbed through the bowel wall.
Proper elimination from the colon is extremely important. Toxins within the colon are absorbed by the blood and carried to the liver to be detoxified. Too many toxins can overload the liver and cause many problems from fatigue to skin problems. A colon that is not getting enough fiber can lead to problems with constipation and irregularity. Pura Cleanse aids in the elimination of waste as well as keeping the cells of the colon wall in good working order.
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