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What To Add In My Diet To Guarantee A Bowel Movement The Next Morning
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
After adding fibre to my diet i'm experiencing the strangest bowel movements.Passing a lot of food whole&mucus.Bwhat am i doing wrong?
Change in motility: Fiber, of both water soluble and water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool and improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. But too much fiber can make you gassy and increase stool volume. ...Read more
I didn't have my morning bowel movement & last night I had one that was like pebbles but not hard. Are these changes normal? I'm going through anxiety
Brain, gut connected: You have nerves that connect your brain w/ your gut. Under chronic stress, you can have delayed gastric emptying & increased activity of the colon which may explain why you have small BMs. External or internal stressors which can lead to anxiety can also cause inflammation of the gut. ...Read more
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why: There is nothing that says you have to have bm in am. If it really matters try cereal before bed. ...Read more
Irritable bowel: If you are otherwise well.Get a more detailed answer ›
Early AM BM: It's probably normal. There may be a change in your physiology possibly due to getting older. You may be eating more regularly at the same time each day, possibly with more intake of bowel regulating high fiber foods. But if your bowel movement is loose associated with urgency, it could be irritable bowel syndrome. ...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
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