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Determine If Your Intestinal Peristalsis is Healthy

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Want to know about your health? Observe how healthy your intestinal peristalsis is by one of the simplest things. Perhaps it sounds like a joke, but it’s true. Studies have found that there are many diverse bacteria in the intestine that are associated with intestinal peristalsis. So here are three things you need to know about intestinal motility: frequency, health, stool color.

Frequency of intestinal peristalsis

For most people, the normal intestinal peristalsis frequency is 1 time a day, but this is not the case for everyone. This is because the standard frequency of intestinal peristalsis is 3 times a day and 3 times a week. Some people have intestinal peristalsis 2-3 times a day, which may be due to faster metabolism in the body, more beneficial bacteria to help digest, or more food to eat.
The frequency of intestinal peristalsis also depends on your health, and people with Diarrhea may experience bowel peristalsis 3 times a day. For those suffering from constipation, the number of intestinal peristalsis may be less than 3 times a week. For the body, intestinal peristalsis is the most important way to eliminate toxins and acids, so it is best to keep the intestine moving every day.

Healthy state of intestinal peristalsis

To check your intestinal peristalsis health, use the Bristol stool classification:
  • Type 1: a piece of stool, separate, hard like a small ball.
  • Type 2: piece by piece of stool, uneven surface, sausage shape.
  • Type 3: The stool is shaped like a sausage with cracks on the surface.
  • Type 4: stool shaped like sausage or snake, smooth and soft surface.
  • Type 5: The stool is soft, lumpy, clear cross section, and the stool easily passes through the gut.
  • Type 6: The edge of the stool is broken, soft, pasty.
  • Type 7: stool is liquid, no solid mass, can not be molded, completely water.

If your intestinal peristalsis belongs to type 4, congratulations on healthy bowel peristalsis. If your intestinal peristalsis is close to type 1, you may have constipation; if your intestinal peristalsis is close to type 7, you may have diarrhea. This is also difficult to deal with and treat, and diarrhea can lead to poor nutrient absorption (Malabsorption) in the body.

The color of the stool

Believe it or not, the color of the stool is important. The ideal color for stool is medium to dark brown, as if it were milk chocolate. The color of the stool may be affected by the food you eat. For example, you eat beets, stool may be red, leafy vegetables will turn your stool green, some specific drugs will make your stool appear white or earthy color. But you should definitely pay attention to whether the stool is dark, as this may be a sign of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract.

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