Mucus In My Stool – Should I Be Worried?
The lining of your intestines is coated with a gel-like coating which is there to protect and also lubricate the passage of waste matter through the digestive tract. For this reason, there will always be a certain amount of mucus in the stool.
However, an increased amount of mucus could also mean an intestinal inflammation or infection.
Potential Conditions That Cause Mucus In The Stool
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
The three main IBD’s that can cause mucus are
- crohn’s disease
- ulcerative colitis
- celiac disease
These IBDs in one form or another cause inflammation to the lining of the intestinal tract. This inflammation can lead to excess production of mucus that covers the stool. With celiac disease, Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis there can also be symptoms of diarrhea.
Although not a inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome could also result in excessive amounts of mucus. With IBS the muscles that move waste matter along the colon can go into spasms. When this happens waste matter does not move quickly enough which creates inflammation and a build up of mucous.
Pathogenic Bacterial Overgrowth
Poor diet, over use of antibiotics and unhealthy lifestyle habits can disturb the fragile balance of microflora that live in your gut. Its these microscopic organisms that maintain your digestive system and protect your immune system.
Once this balance is disturbed harmful yeast infections and pathogenic bacteria such as E.coli can spread. They can irritate and inflame the gut causing symptoms of diarrhea, excess mucous, nausea and fever.
These are foods made from refined sugar, flour and carbohydrates and include your breads, cakes, cookies and pastries and pasta. These foods encourage the growth of bacteria and yeast infections in the gut. If you eat a lot of these foods and have mucus in your stool, then eliminate them from your diet.
Another important point to emphasize is the growing rates of food allergies that are linked to processed and refined foods, especially diary products. Again, these food allergies result in excessive mucus production, abdominal pains, bloating, excessive gas and diarrhea.
If you’ve got mucus in your poop, check your tongue and see if it has a white covering on the surface. If so, this can indicate the excess mucus is a result of eating too much fatty foods, dairy products and foods containing wheat. Try cutting these foods until the mucus clears.
In general, mucus in the stool isn’t something you should be worried about. As you’ve learned, the diet you eat and the lifestyle you lead can be a major cause.
However, if the condition is persistent and is accompanied by blood in the stool, then its worth having it checked out by a doctor as it could indicate an underlying health issue.
Rebalancing Your Digestive Health
Eating a diet that is rich in fresh organic whole foods is the best thing you can do for your digestion and overall health. Our digestive system was designed specifically to eat these whole foods, not the manufactured crap that fills supermarket shelves.
Although adding more natural foods to your diet is a major step forward to better health, however the nutrient content of these foods are not as high as they use to be.
The fact is, industrial scale over farming and food production has greatly reduced the nutrient and mineral content of the soil our foods are grown in.
The result – you have to eat considerably bigger quantities of fresh foods to obtain the same nutritional value as you would’ve 50 years ago.
That can be expensive.
That’s why Kiwi Klenz, a natural digestive health supplement, makes so much sense. In just one capsule you receive all the nutrients you need to restore health back to your digestive system.
Once your system is balanced and your body is no longer taxed waging war against an army of nasty superbugs, it can get on with the job of healing and repairing your body. Immediately you will feel better, have more energy and the worrying mucus in the stool will become a distant memory.