Type 2 represents moderately impacted faeces. Constipation and the backing up of faecal matter are direct causes. The stool has a low water content. It indicates that transit time through the bowel is slow.
Drink more water. Increase the fibre content of your diet. Take more exercise: bowel movements are facilitated by walking. Stress can be alleviated by exercise. A type 2 stool may be a sign of constipation, so it may be worth checking your diet if this happens regularly.
eMedTV - Constipation
NHS - Constipation
Irish Health - Constipation risk for children who avoid eating vegetables
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse - Constipation
MSN Health - What your bowel movements are telling you about your health
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