What Causes Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is one of the body’s response to intestinal imbalance, which may have been brought about due to any of these common triggers.

Viruses & Bacteria

When infectious organisms enter the body, they wreck havoc on our internal systems, particularly the gut.

Medicines & Antibiotics

Medications kill off some bacteria that can cause others to multiply. This imbalance brings diarrhea as a side effect.

Travel & Diet

Travel typically brings stress and change in diet. Pathogenic bacteria and parasites can enter the body through unfamiliar food, water and surfaces.

How to Recognize Diarrhea

What to expect during an unpleasant spell of diarrhea? You may experience an onset of any of the following symptoms.

Loose, Watery Stools

Frequent thin stools that have an urgency to them are a sure sign that one may be suffering from diarrhea.

Abdominal Pain

Stomach discomfort is likely when experiencing diarrhea as the gut tends to bloat or cramp.

Fever & Dizziness

Fever is a common symptom of diarrhea, and one may simultaneously feel lightheaded or slightly delirious.

Diarrhea: Tips & Remedies

Diarrhea can bring your routine to a standstill and leave you feeling out of control. Here are three tips to help bring things back into balance, fast!

Keep it Simple

Bland, low-fiber foods can accelerate stool hardening. A simple diet of bananas, rice, apples and plain toast is recommended when suffering from diarrhea.

Avoid Extreme Temperatures

Consume all foods and beverages at room temperature. Extreme heat and cold can promote nausea, making the diarrhea experience even more unpleasant.

Stay Hydrated

Diarrhea causes the body to lose fluids at a rapid rate, often leading to dehydration. In severe cases, oral rehydration therapy may be necessary.

How to Prevent Diarrhea

Prevention is better than a cure, and there are some easy cautionary measures that can be taken to ensure diarrhea doesn’t catch you off guard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Diarrhea can stop you in your tracks. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.

  • Diarrhea is the experience of loose, watery stools. These stools can only be classified as such provided you experience them two or more times in one day.

  • There are 3 types of diarrhea. Acute Watery Diarrhea is most common, and lasts for several hours or days. Persistent Diarrhea lasts a minimum of 14 days or longer. Acute Bloody Diarrhea, also known as dysentery, is the passing of loose, bloody stools. In the event of bloody stool and/or persistent diarrhea, always consult with a doctor or HCP.

  • If you are passing unusually thin stools that exit with urgency, it's probably diarrhea. Diarrhea may be accompanied by abdominal cramping, bloating, nausea or fever.

  • Diarrhea can be caused by anything from malabsorption of foods to harsh medications. A most common cause of diarrhea is bacterial infection, as well as a lack of good bacteria in the gut.

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