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Is it healthier to have 1-2 bowel movements a day, or 3-4 in adults?
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Everybody different
However, in the perfect world the answer would be one or two.
As americans we eat so much processed food that there is not enough bulk to allow proper emptying which makes us have air pockets between stool sections. We then have a bowel movement to the next air pocket. This leaves bowel content to stay against our bowel wall causing inflammation.

In brief: Everybody different
However, in the perfect world the answer would be one or two.
As americans we eat so much processed food that there is not enough bulk to allow proper emptying which makes us have air pockets between stool sections. We then have a bowel movement to the next air pocket. This leaves bowel content to stay against our bowel wall causing inflammation.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Either
Everyone is different in terms of normal bowel frequency.
For some it's 1-2 a day others it more or less.

In brief: Either
Everyone is different in terms of normal bowel frequency.
For some it's 1-2 a day others it more or less.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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