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What diet for diarrhea?

What diet for diarrhea?

BRAT for acute runs: Start with bananas, rice (white), applesauce (has pectin), tea and toast (white)- easily absorbed. Fluids, not just water. Advance and add protein: miso soup goes down easy; add baked, boiled chicken, fish, potato, plain pasta; advance as tolerated. Add in cooked veggies (save salad and citrus for later). Chronic? See md
probiotics, eg. S boulardii (florastor) can be helpful. Not better see doc. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Can a change in diet cause diarrhea?

Yes: Any change in diet can cause gastrointestinal problems. If you have diarrhea suspected from dietary change - then change back and see if it gets better. ...Read more

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I have diarrhea that comes in cycles every 3 days. Is something wrong? I tried dramatically switching my diet, but nothing works!

I have diarrhea that comes in cycles every 3 days. Is something wrong? I tried dramatically switching my diet, but nothing works!

It depends: If you have no bowel movements at all during the intervening days you may actually be having constipation as well. I recommend a psyllium based fiber supplement and the probiotic align. You should also be tested for celiac disease. You should discuss this with your doctor i'd you have not already. ...Read more

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Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Anything other than BRAT diet I am having diarrhea, what could it be?

Stomach flu: Or infection. Try yogurt or a probiotic and stay hydrated. If not improving see doctor. ...Read more

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My three year old has had diarrhea for almost a month but without any other symptoms or change in diet. Is this something to be concerned about? Tks

My three year old has had diarrhea for almost a month but without any other symptoms or change in diet. Is this something to be concerned about? Tks

CHRONIC DIARRHEA....: Most of the diarrhea are viral origin, no blood in stool, not much cramp or fever, resolves by an week or so. If longer, your child need to have an exam, test to find out the cause. Check with the child's pediatrician. By the time, give her pedialyte for each diarrhea, some yogurt, bananna, rice, applesauce, toast, etc. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?

I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?

See your doctor.: There are many possible causes of diarrhea, most of which are self-limited and resolve on their own in a week or two. Since yours has been going to longer, I think you should see your doctor to help sort out the problem. In the meantime, try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and drinking plenty of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the 'brat' diet for diarrhea? Is there one called 'brats' for diarrhea?

What is the 'brat' diet for diarrhea? Is there one called 'brats' for diarrhea?

BRAT is an acronym..: ...For bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. It does tend to help, but is probably too restrictive. Just avoid dairy, sweets (including juices), and very fatty foods until the stools are more normal. ...Read more

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Can a liquid diet cause diarrhea?

Can a liquid diet cause diarrhea?

Liquid diet: It can, but it really depends on what you are drinking. Normally, just drinking liquids doesn't give you diarrhea. If the liquids contain a high amount of sugar, fats, or dairy (among other things), it is possible that your GI tract may not handle that well and the result can be diarrhea. ...Read more

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I am bloated, have diarrhea, gained 3 inches on my waist. Haven't made a major diet change. Please help me to stop feeling this way.

I am bloated, have diarrhea, gained 3 inches on my waist. Haven't made a major diet change. Please help me to stop feeling this way.

Get labs: It sounds like you need to see an MD and get some lab work to rule out possible thyroid disease based on the wt gain. You may want to consider testing for celiac disease also. Your MD needs to do a thorough history (including family history) and physical exam. More tests may be needed (liver enzymes etc) to help diagnose you. Try a probiotic supplement for the bloating and keep a food diary. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea for 2 weeks since home repair (ceilings) no diet changes. Better last weekend when I was out of town. Back now. What is it?

I have had diarrhea for 2 weeks since home repair (ceilings) no diet changes. Better last weekend when I was out of town. Back now. What is it?

Doctor can evaluate: Colon or rectum symptoms, or diarrhea, can be due to irritation (inflammation) or infection. Symptoms can occur from Giardia infections, infectious viruses or bacteria, inflammatory bowel, celiac disease, etc... Lactose intolerance, or eating excess fruits or sugarfree sweeteners like maltitol or sorbitol, can also cause symptoms. A primary care doctor, or a G.I. doctor, can evaluate and do tests. ...Read more

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I'm doing the optifast diet and I'm in week 2. Everything is great except constant diarrhea. I've also been taking benefiber once a day. Advice?

I'm doing the optifast diet and I'm in week 2. Everything is great except constant diarrhea. I've also been taking benefiber once a day. Advice?

Wt loss is water wt: That is not sustainable weight loss and it can mess up your electrolytes and cause you serious harm! That is like wringing out a water soaked towel and saying "See how much lighter it is! " As soon as you start eating normally again the water will return as will your frustration and anger with your latest fad diet. As has been said in another context "There is no Royal road to geometry." ...Read more

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Husband started having diarrhea sunday morning. Cant seem to eat anything. Even brat diet. Feels fine otherwise. Pepto no longer working to stop it?

Husband started having diarrhea sunday morning. Cant seem to eat anything. Even brat diet. Feels fine otherwise. Pepto no longer working to stop it?

Diarrhea: See your doctor for a stool culture to rule out abacterial cause for your diarrhea. Be sure you drink electrolyte replacement fluids so you don't dehydrate in the meantime. ...Read more

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I have bad mucusy greasy urgent diarrhea. I have now begun passing undigested food. On the scd diet rec. By gastro. Dr. She has not helped me much?

I have bad mucusy greasy urgent diarrhea. I have now begun passing undigested food. On the scd diet rec. By gastro. Dr. She has not helped me much?

Bland diet: Eat a bland diet, such as rice cereal and bananas, nothing greasy or fried. Stop milkand dairy products as well as juice. You should improve in 4-5 days. ...Read more

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Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Could my ultra-low carb diet have caused my prolonged diarrhea?

Get checked: You've been asking a lot of questions on this site about prolonged diarrhea. I think it's time to see a doctor face-to-face! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

A little: Due to the imbalance of healthy bacteria killed by the antibiotics, you need to establish good bacteria in the colon. There are foods that can help do this in addition to the brat diet. Whole wheat products, bananas help for short chained fructooligosaccharides which promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reestablish the balance between yeast and good bacteria. ...Read more

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Are eggs excluded on a dairy free diet for diarrhea with spore free culture?

Are eggs excluded on a dairy free diet for diarrhea with spore free culture?

Fresh eggs ok.: Eggs are not a dairy product, and if fresh and eaten soon after being well cooked should not be a problem to digest and will not have mold spores. Egg beaters which are pasteurized are ok too. Eggs have no residue (which means they are low in fiber). That is a good thing if you have diarrhea. Good health ...Read more

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I was wondering does the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

I was wondering does the brat diet work for diarrhea caused by an antibiotic?

YEs: Bananas- have fiber which will help soak up some of the diarrhea liquid
White rice- cooked of course
Applesauce- has soluble fiber which also helps bind the stool
Tea- try decaff - you need fluids- water or decaff tea, You don't want the caffeine- cause it makes you urinate- and that is dehydrating, and the caffeine can also make you cramp and worsen the diarrhea ...Read more

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Having diarrhea when not on BRAT diet. What infection or condition can cause this?

Having diarrhea when not on BRAT diet. What infection or condition can cause this?

Many: We need more information to help you with this. There are many causes of diarrhea. How long has it been going on? Have you been on any antibiotics in the last few months? Have you traveled outside the US recently? Give us more information and we will be able to help you sort this out. Start a probiotic as soon as possible in any case. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

Hidden gluten: There are many hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination in food we eat. You can have her blood tested for antibodies that should improve if she is following the diet. Speak to your health professional about the foods she eats as well as possibility of products that contain gluten you may be unaware of. A stool evaluation for other causes of diarrhea can be done by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.

Functional Medicine: You need to find a functional medicine expert in your area to determine if there are microbial imbalances or leaky gut leading to inflammation. They can do more specific testing such as comprehensive digestive stool analysis to determine what the underlying problem is and help you work to correct it. Http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many. Html. ...Read more

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I've been having watery yellow diarrhea for almost 4 days after changing my diet. Is this just normal because my body is adapting?

I've been having watery yellow diarrhea for almost 4 days after changing my diet. Is this just normal because my body is adapting?

Diarrhea: Unlikely that this is due to change in diet per se. But do not know what you have or had been eating. If this keeps up you should check in with your family doctor and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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I always do diets to keep being thin, and I exercise a lot. But lately, when I eat any kind of sugar I get a stomachache and diarrhea, why?

I always do diets to keep being thin, and I exercise a lot. But lately, when I eat any kind of sugar I get a stomachache and diarrhea, why?

Diet: Hi, usually a lot of people have trouble digesting and breaking down the sugar alcohol which are sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, isomalt, and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates. Sugar alcohols come from plant products such as fruits and berries. The carbohydrate in these plant products is altered through a chemical process and because they cannot be absorbed well they cause diarrhea and bloating. ...Read more

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Does food that I eat travel through breastmilk and to baby? My 2, 5months old has diarrhea, I changed my diet but he still has. No other signs

Does food that I eat travel through breastmilk and to baby? My 2, 5months old has diarrhea, I changed my diet but he still has. No other signs

No: Food is broken down by your digestive system into energy units. When I hear this story I advise to stop drinking milk for two weeks to see if a change. Sometimes the protein from cow's milk can pass thru milk and irritate infant. Nicotine and caffeine are the other things to drop. Breast fed babies normal have small squirty yellow stool with chunks with is miscalled as diarrhea a lot.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/501339-does-what-you-eat-affect-your-breast-milk/ ...Read more

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Is it common to have loose stool or diarrhea when I go on a diet?

Yes: Yes, often as the body adjusts to a new diet, diarrhea, constipation or increase in flatus. ...Read more

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I am dealing with chronic diarrhea or soft stools. Bad diet?

I am dealing with chronic diarrhea or soft stools. Bad diet?

Many causes: Although diet can have an impact on bowel movements having chronic diarrhea is not normal in general. You may have some intolerance to certain foods but there are other reasons that need to be evaluated such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory or infectious problems, etc. You should follow-up with a physician for your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more