What Does Your Poop Say About You?

Did you know that 61.3% of Americans have their bowel movements in the morning? A little under half of Americans have about 1 bowel movement a day. Think about your bathroom habits. How closely do you monitor your poop? While most of us don’t like looking down in our toilet longer than we need to, doing so can actually be a great way to gauge our health! The specific shape and consistency of your poop are two indicators of what's going on inside. Take a look at our infographic to see where you're at. The information listed in this chart is directly from the Bristol Stool Chart, a diagnostic medical tool that doctors use to classify human feces. Always remember to talk to your doctor about your stools and if you're noticing any irregular patterns. 

poop infographic

 

Bowel Incontinence Products You Can Trust 

Now that you're aware of the types of poop you can have it's important to stay on top of products to contain it! If you are managing digestive conditions like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or some other condition that causes bowel leakage, know that NorthShore offers protective incontinence products for you.

We have absorbent adult diapers for bowel incontinence, full coverage bowel incontinence pads, and absorbent adult pull-up style diapers to keep you active, confident and comfortable. Always remember to talk to your doctor regarding any irregular bowel movements that you may have and be open about the conversation. There’s no shame in talking about this activity that we all do!  Free adult diaper samples are available. Call us at (800) 563-0161 or fill out our online sample request form