How Frequent should Frequent Bowel Movements be?

How frequent is frequent is a popular question concerning bowel movements. The range is such that it is difficult to come up with a straightforward answer. For some people it may be as frequent as 1-3 times a day and for certain others frequent may be about 3-4 times a week. So the classification goes as more than 3 bowel movements a day being diarrhea conditions and less than 3 bowel movements a day being constipation.

Causes of Frequent Bowel Movements
Fabry’s disease is a fat storage disorder that is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme that is responsible for biodegradation of lipids. Sometimes frequent bowel movements can be a side effect of this disease. However the most common cause for frequent bowel movements is either diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What to do about your Frequent Bowel Movements

If you feel that your frequent bowel movements are a result of a dietary change, it is time to eliminate any additions you’ve made to the diet recently. If you consume certain types of juices such as herbal porridge or papaya juice, you may experience the frequency of your bowel movements increasing. If the situation is temporary, there’s no need to worry. However, if you have frequent bowel movements in certain situations or if it’s associated with certain experiences such as; feeling the need to answer the natures calls every time you have to do a presentation, suggests some susceptibility to IBS. In such case, refer to your doctor for medical advice.