Mucus. Did you hear this word before?, No?! So mysterious our body is ! we don’t have an idea what is our body, what does it contain, when we find something which we don’t know, we scare as well as we feel curious about that unknown, strange thing, when I was unaware of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) , I scared when I came to know about it , and I observed that when it was Mucus in stool, I felt exhausted, tired and weak .
When I went to a doctor, he said its Mucus which keeps the lining of your colon lubricated, he said you are with IBS so it is obvious and you need proper medication and proper diet to cut the amount of it in stool , I searched for what exactly it is and what does it mean when you find it in your stool. Though we have an internet and have all information on 1 click, still it is difficult to understand our body and all the systems of the body, especially it’s more complicated when there is a question about digestion system and stomach, let us know something about this mysterious thing.
What is Mucus in stool?
It is one of the carbohydrates or sugar, which made from polysaccharides, sugar, and kafa (watery element) aggravating foods can increase the amount of Mucus. It acts as the safeguard for the digestive tract’s lining.
and works as a lubricant which helps for easy passage of stool. Mucus coats the irritated tissues and soothes them, actually mucus protects the gastrointestinal from rough substances.
It plays an important role in digestion process so if it is in the small amount, don’t worry and do not think that something is happening too horrible.
What is the reason for worry?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):- Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease these can cause increased amount of Mucus,these diseases can cause inflammation in the lining of the intestinal tract, this inflammation leads to the excess production of Mucus, in IBS with type D , It is often observed increased amount of Mucus.
Why are we culprit if we find the increased amount of Mucus?
When we have poor diet also having over the use of antibiotics it disturbs microflora lives in our gut when the balance get disturbed harmful infections can spread which irritates our gut and causes the excess amount of Mucous, Fever, Diarrhea etc. Please avoid the use of antibiotics.
How to treat this?
- Avoid highly processed foods. It is the major cause of our unhealthy bowel.
increase consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables and increase amount of Fiber in your diet.
- Avoid smoking and excess consumption of coffee.
- Deep breathing and meditation can relax your GI and helps to reduce inflammation.
and reduced inflammation means less amount of mucus.
- Avoid dairy and oily food when found the excess amount of mucus in stool.
- Drink enough water at least 6-8 glasses in a day.
- Marshmallow is important to treat the problem related to mucus.
It restore gut lining by forming a protective layer, it helps who are suffering from IBD.
One thing for sure, It plays an important role in the healthy tummy and healthy GI.
A large amount of mucus you found in stool means something is going wrong in your GI.
and you should not ignore this situation. Actually, it acts like an alarm.
Have good day friends and please take care of your tummy because of healthy tummy = healthy life 🙂