5 things you need to know about your poop
Normal vs abnormal poop: What the shape, colour and size says about your health
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The characteristics of your poop can show you what is happening inside your digestive system. Dr Zee Ying Kiat, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology at Parkway Cancer Centre explains 5 things you need to know about your poop, and what it can tell you about your health.
There is a lot of variety in what is considered ‘normal’ when it comes to your poop.
Understanding differences in the colour, consistency and quantity of your poop can provide valuable clues to your overall health. Changes to your poop and bowel habits can also tell you if your digestive system is processing food properly or if there are other potentially serious conditions that require further medical attention.
Here are 5 things about your poop and what it can reveal about your health:
Early warning signs of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, causing red and narrow stools. Make sure you are covered with a health insurance plan to be prepared for life’s uncertainties.
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