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Atkins And Diarrhoea
What's the cause?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Especially at your age of 67, medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define UR "Diarrhea": Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. Doctors also define "diarrhea" by volume & stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Persistent diarrhea warrants evaluation, esp if bleeding, fever, tenderness/pain. ...Read more
GI symptoms: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. See dr if not resolving. ...Read more
? Gastroenteritis?: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea , nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches & pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. ...Read more
I get a feeling like I have diarrhoea but when i go toilet it's normal just soft i still have feeling now but if i still on loo nothing comes out ?
Diarrhea: Diarrhea comes from the Greek root words "dia" which means "through" and "rrhea" which means "flow". So diarrhea is something that "flows through" you. Doctors generally agree that 3 loose bowl movements in 24 hrs counts as "diarrhea" although some experts like to debate about that. (We call that arguing VERBAL diarrhea)! ...Read more
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