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Can Having Too Many Bowel Movements Make You Lose Weight
Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more
I have a bowel movement just about everytime I eat, is that normal and could it help me lose weight?
I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?
Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?
Wt loss stool only: Best for your bowels: plenty fluids, regular physical activity, avoiding eating a lot of foods that slow bowels, like fatty, high sugar, empty calorie snacks & a lot of cheese & meat. And eating plenty fiber-rich foods - fruits, & especially vegetables. No surprise, right? Straining is not good, & can lead to hemorrhoids & painful fissures. Regular laxatives also not good. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Rapid weight Loss: It could be pancreatitis. Rapid weight loss can lead to pancrea titis, which results and having malabsorption of fat. This can lead to school with gooey texture, bad smell and usually abdominal pain. It would be a good idea to call your doctor this weekend and discuss if evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?
Loose bowel movements during weight loss normal? Losing 2 lbs per week eating balanced diet and daily exercise. 5 serv. Of fruit and veg per day.
High intake of fruit: High intake of fruit can cause diarrhea. ...Read more
After I eat, I have bowel movement- diahhrea, resulting in muscle aches and fatigue. I am also losing weight and constantly have lower left abdo pain?
I've been on weight watchers for 2 months now and I have a bowel movement once a week. Is this normal?
Possibly normal: Once a week bowel movements is unusual but not unheard of. As stool stays in the colon longer, the water is absorbed and the stool becomes hard, sometimes so hard that it cannot be passed with a normal bowel movement. So if you abdomen is not distended, you are not having abdominal pain, the stool is soft when you go, and you feel that you have emptied, once a week could be normal for you. ...Read more
Red corn in lose bowel movement.... Did not eat anything red. What could cause this. Have not been feeling well past few days either.
See a doctor: Redness in the stool can be due to several things. Obviously, red food/drink can do it. The most important thing to determine is whether or not the redness is due to bleeding in your intestines. Bleeding in the intestine has many causes, including. Infections, Bright red bleeding often means bleeding is from the lower tracts of the intestine (inc. Colon). And If you feel ill call doc or go to ER ...Read more
Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement I cant really tell its not the same as before what could be wrong with me?
Why do I have normal bowel movements then lose ones all of a sudden? Is it something I am eating? Color will vary from brown to yellowish.
Lost a lot of weight and have minimal bowel movements for almost two months. I have a very small appetite. What could this be? Is this a big concern?
See a doctor!: Yeah, go see a doctor! Online chat will not confirm anything. Any night sweats? Fatigue? Nausea? See a doc and have some labs run! ...Read more
Hi there my 5 year old son has a bowel movement right after he eats and this has been happening for over 2 months now. And he doesn't gain weight. ....?
See doc: There are a lot of possibilities that need examination and a full evaluation with your pediatrician is warranted. ...Read more
What food?: You could have an intolerance to that food, which expresses as loose bowel movements. The gut is one of the first places such responses show up. Other symptoms (maybe later) might be fatigue, drowsiness, bloating, body aches and pains, etc -- signs of inflammation. See your doctor for an evaluation and work towards diagnosis. This can rule out other causes of diarrhea needing treatment. ...Read more
My bowel movements smell much worse then they did a year ago. I have gained weight due to preg. Not sure if its related. They never use to smell bad?
It is normal: The feces smell is variable and is dependent on many factors. Like the type if food you consume and if you are taking any meds or supplements. But there are some medical conditions which can cause foul smelling stools1 celiac disease2inflammatory bowel disease3gastrornteritis4lactose intolerance. To name a few. If it is persistent check it with your doctor. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more