Change in Stools

by Sam Malone
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Change in food habits as well as the urbane lifestyle has contributed considerably to the way the human digestive system reacts and also the related changes attached to bowel habits. From the very common loose bowel movements to diarrhea, constipation or more serious dietary diseases, they have contributed to cut down a normal human’s average lifespan.

Though symptoms differ from person to person, change in the properties of stools, from their color, they way they look and the frequency of occurrence have now become the life saving factors that assist experts in diagnosing harmless to graver dietary and non-dietary diseases. Given an idea on how different and the most common dietary diseases can be identified by the change in stools can come handy in seeking prompt medical care in most cases.

Taken in a casual sense, not all changes that you encounter in stools are harmful; in most instances there is every possibility to link them with diet. However, foul odor and unusual color changes ask for a detailed check. Crohn’s disease is characterized by swelling or inflammation of the digestive pipe, though it is difficult to mention which area of the gastrointestinal tract encounters the problem without a diagnosis. Also ulcerative colitis, which causes irritation of the colon, another category that comes under inflammatory bowel syndrome shares a very faint demarcation with crohn’s disease. If taken collectively both addresses the immune system. More frequent bowel movements that are loose and watery giving rise to continual diarrhea is the most common of the symptoms that these diseases show up. Fever accompanied with unmanageable abdominal pain and sometimes rectal bleeding also signifies the disease.

Another variety termed as irritable bowel syndrome that leaves the patient with irritable bowel discomfort is attached with constipation or at sometimes extreme loose motion. Changing food habits is the main reason that causes the disease. In any case, stools of those affected by irritable bowel syndrome have chances of containing mucus.

Gastroenteritis, an extremely common dietary disease where members of both the sex are prone to, is characterized by irritation and inflammation of the gastrointestinal pipe.  People affected with the disease come up with an urgent and irrepressible need to have bowel movement with abdominal pain, which in some cases may be accompanied by vomiting. Again food allergies, stress and alcohol consumption are the major factors that bring about this uncalled-for condition.

Little care is all that takes to keep a watch on most of these diseases. Following a strict schedule of balanced diet, stress management and prearranged medication can help dealing with the issues to some extent. As most of the dietary diseases show symptoms of diarrhea, dehydration is something that is expected which calls for frequent fluid replacement.

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