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At this point the diarrhea is classified as chronic and needs to be diagnosed and treated. The causes of chronic diarrhea may be related to irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease or colitis.
Crohn’s disease and colitis must be treated. These are serious conditions that can involve damage to the bowels and... Read all »
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These germs can be bacterial, viral, or parasitic in nature. When in the kitchen, it is also important to ensure that the cooking facilities are clean and that meat products are properly handled in order to prevent the spread of illness. Many people travel, and while away from home they may drink and consume foods... Read all »
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The use of a probiotic following the antibiotics or perhaps instead of the antibiotics can be helpful to strengthen the protective beneficial bacteria that are normally found within the intestinal tract.
If a large amount of fluids have been lost, then electrolytes may be used to regain electrolyte balance within... Read all »
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Most of the time, diarrhea is due to a transmitted substance that enters the body, or for other reasons for bowel irritation as is seen in irritable bowel syndrome.
Diarrhea is a common result of eating a food or drinking a substance that contains bacteria, parasites, or viruses.
Giardia and E. coli are just two... Read all »
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Diarrhea that occurs over a long period of time can cause dehydration. The intestines are drawing water from within the body into the intestines in an attempt to help rid the body of something in the intestines that it does not like. This is the built in healing mechanism of the body.
As the diarrhea persists,... Read all »
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Diarrhea is different from other conditions such as stool incontinence, rectal urgency, incomplete evacuation, and bowel movements following a meal. Diarrhea can be defined by the number of bowel movements that one has in a day or by the lack of form of the stools.
Normal and healthy individuals usually have no... Read all »