The Bowel Details
Your digestive system pushes the food through your intestines. It generally takes about 24-72 hours for the food to completely pass through them. The muscles of digestive systems squeeze the food through various sections of the intestines.
The digestive system has to process the food that comes into the body, and expel the wastes. The bowel is the part where solid wastes are stored until they are thrown out of the body. The process of expelling the wastes is called bowel movement.
Almost 5 percent people suffer from low bowel control. It is a problem that affects men as well as women. The risk of bowel incontinence gets higher with age, but young individuals can also suffer from it. Bowel incontinence is generally linked with urine incontinence, and people who suffer from low bowel control often have low bladder control as well.
Having a healthy bowel
If you are regular in your bowel movements, it’s a major sign of a healthy bowel. The bowel motion should be regular and soft. A healthy bowel will allow you to:
· Hold on for some time so that you can find a toilet
· Pass feces within one minute of sitting on the toilet
· Pass feces without any pain – and ideally without straining
· Completely empty the bowel in a motion
If you feel that you lack proper control over your bowel, you might be suffering from bowel incontinence.
To keep your bowel movements healthy, you can follow these tips:
· Consume a healthy amount of fiber
· Take in vitamin D as it is essential for a healthy bowel
· Don’t hold it in for too long
· Drink at least 6 glasses of water each day to keep your bowel hydrated
· Exercise every day, because sedentary lifestyle can give rise to bowel problems
With a healthy bowel, you can avoid fecal incontinence for long.