All About Bowel Movements

We all laugh about it, because, let’s face it, it’s pretty funny. But, evac­u­at­ing your bow­els is an essen­tial part of the diges­tive process. Bowel move­ments are the way we pass tox­ins, undi­gested food, and other waste out of our bod­ies. With­out this process, we’d have to have another way to excrete waste, and doesn’t that just con­jure up some unpleas­ant imagery?

When it comes to a healthy, nor­mal bowel move­ment, there really aren’t any hard, fast rules. Diges­tive reg­u­lar­ity varies from per­son to per­son. Fre­quency of poop­ing can vary from three times a day to three times a week. Nor­mal feces is brown to golden brown in color, formed, not too hard or soft, sim­i­lar in size and shape to a sausage.

While bowel move­ments vary from per­son to per­son, there are ways to tell whether some­thing is wrong or not. It’s impor­tant to know what’s nor­mal for you. If your poop is watery, too hard, or it hurts or becomes dif­fi­cult to go, check with your doctor.

Below are a few videos that detail a few things you should watch out for when you move your bowels:

Miss­ing Bowel Movements

Symp­toms and Reme­dies for Constipation

How To Poop Perfectly