We will talk about the frequent bowel movement, a problem which is verydiverse, since almost every person experiences this problem differently. We can say thatbowel movement frequency varies from person to person, since some have bowel movement two times a day, while somehave it two times a week. No study has stated what the normal bowel movement number is. Some saythat a person should not have more than three bowel movements during the dayand less than three times during the week. If the number is less then three per week, a patient may have constipation. If the number is higher than three duringone day, the stool becomes watery and this is probably a symptom of diarrhea.In some cases, a person may have a certain number of bowel movements during theday, which suddenly changes without causing any problems. This is very normal.Causes
Next, we will focus on the causes of frequent bowel movement. The first one wewill mention is the change in diet habits. If we include in our diet a lot of high fiberfoods, like whole grain, vegetables or fruits, we may increase thenumber of bowel movement. The number of bowel movements may be increased if weincrease the intake of water as well. Also an increasing exercise regime, orstaring one may lead to frequent bowel movement. Some physical illnesses may contributeto the creation of problem in question and this mostly happens when stress presseson us. This is mostly common among younger people. Every one of us has seen a studentlocked up in the bathroom before going to an exam, but adults can also sufferfrom this problem. The last cause we will mention as the biggest culpritfor a frequent bowel movement is diarrhea. There are several causes of diarrheaamong which are food poisoning and generally consuming bad or contaminated foodor water.Treatment
First, you should see if any change in the lifestyle has been made. Also, ifthe problem has been caused by the introduction of exercises, do not stop doingthem. The problem should go away after just few days. Be sure to finish beforeexiting the bathroom. This may reduce the number of bowel movements. As we havesaid, drinking a lot of water, or increasing the amount of water intake, canlead to frequent bowel movement. But, if this happens, do not reverse anything. Regularproblem of frequent bowel movement may require drinking clean water andconsuming non-contaminated food. If you have abdominal pain, mucus, pus in thestool, or if you see any change, visit a doctor.