Don't Leave Home With Chronic Diarrhea
August 4, 2011 | By Tom Dixon
If you are experiencing chronic diarrhea, loose stools at least three times a day for a month or longer, you should seek medical attention. The best method of understanding diarrhea starts with identifying the cause. Then, you can find a form of relief and address complications if they exist. This embarrassing condition can affect your quality of life and overall health. Chronic diarrhea can be a huge inconvenience, but it can also be life-threatening.

What Causes Chronic Diarrhea?

  • Irritable bowel syndrome. It can bring cramps in the abdomen and constipation issues.
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Intestinal infections
  • Certain medications



If you experience chronic diarrhea, your body could be warning you of other health concerns. You should consult a doctor. If you experience dehydration or significant weight loss along with diarrhea, immediate medical attention is recommended.

Be prepared to give your doctor details, such as when your symptoms began, description of your dietary habits, prescription names and changes, as well as any other recent medical problems that may be occurring.

Your doctor may recommend blood, stool and urine samples tests. For infections, antibiotics may be prescribed. Keep in mind that antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria, but also the beneficial bacteria. Probiotics can help restore and maintain balance of good bacteria.*

Over-the-counter diarrhea relief may mask your current symptoms, but it doesn’t kill the root of the problem. Occasional diarrhea is normal, but chronic diarrhea is not. Constantly taking over-the-counter medicine can lead to other health concerns.

As with any health issue, it is recommended to seek medical advice to discuss your chronic diarrhea symptoms with a healthcare professional. This uncomfortable condition does not have to be a part of your daily routine. Find a resolution now.



Other possible causes of heartburn include:
  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Peptic ulcers

Keeping a record of the foods you eat, how you eat and tracking when heartburn episodes occur may help determine the cause.

Occasional heartburn is common. But, if you have chronic heartburn or find causes of severe heartburn, you should consult your doctor immediately.

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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Chris
Love chronic diarrhea. hahaaha just kidding!
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · September 3 at 11:23pm
Shalom Bernas
It's ok. not too bad.
Reply · 2 · Like · Follow Post · August 3 at 12:01pm
Hodgi
Great Article.
Reply · 8 · Like · Follow Post · August 4 at 9:28am




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