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Foods That Can Stop Diarrhea
Yes: To relieve diarrhea you should limit your self to clear liquids until the diarrhea slows down. You can start with foods that will have a tendency to harden the stools like bananas, rice, apples. Avoid milk products and keep up fluid intake to replace stool losses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Menstrual cramps?: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. ...Read more
BRAT diet: Different if (short-term) or chronic diarrhea. Chronic diarrhea needs further evaluation. Bananas, rice (white, digestible), applesauce (has pectin), toast (white, digestible), tea (has tannins, helps). Plenty of fluid, not just water. Miso soup easily digestible. Add boiled, broiled chicken, fish for protein, potato. Probiotics, e.G florastor can help. Hold on dairy; add cooked vegs. Advance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The BRAT diet: This consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, tea & toast. ...Read more
If you regularly eat foods that agitate your stomach (ie. Dairy even though you're lactose intolerant), can that lead to stomach or colon cancer?
Can eating too much sugar cause diarrhea over several days when your body isn't used to any sugar cause diarrhea?
Do PPIs completely stop production of stomach acid? If so, how can food continue to be digested? Wouldn't there be increased risk of food borne illnes
Several issues: Of note there are increased risk of GI infectious with PPI use, the strongest association being a bacteria known as "c.diff". There are lesser associations with infections related to the more common food borne bacteria like Campylobacter and Salmonella. PPI's suppress but don't completely stop all gastric acid secretion. Food digestion isn't particularly impaired but certain micronutrients are. ...Read more
Not true : That's just you. There is no basis for that statement. If you eat any kind of food which isn't part of your normal diet (e.g. New cuisines or adding spices when you normally don't eat them), then your gut may need to adjust it's exocrine functions and gut flora accordingly. But if it is part of your usual diet, you don't get those symptoms. ...Read more
Why does eating wheat berries lead to fatty diarrhea but eating bread only occasionally leads to diarrhea where gluten intolerance is suspected?
Gluten content...: ...Can be much lower in bread, and up to 15% in wheat berries. If the symptoms are dose related, this would make sense. ...Read more
Can drinking milk when you have lactose intolerance cause any damage other than gas and diarrhea?
Depends: Easily digestible foods do not necessarily soften your bowel movements. Easy to digest foods are like the brat diet (bread, rice, apple cause, toast) which are great if you are having indigestion, but they will not soften your bms. If you want to soften your bms you need to either eat a high fiber diet, or use stool softeners such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more
Can eating rice and or rice products everyday cause you to become allergic to it? As for other foods too.
No: unless you are destined to b e allergic to a certain food, that will happen whether you eat it a lot or not, if you discover that you are truly allergic to a certain food element, please avoid it, and try to see an allergist for confirmation, goo luck ...Read more
Sure.: The foods we eat affect the appearance of our stools, including the color. ...Read more
No: As above. Do not eat bad food. ...Read more
Is overripe plums ok to eat? I ate it and it is very sweet and soft. are there any bad effects or can cause weight gain due to sweetness?
What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?
Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers,etc. Gassy things,lactose intolerance,gluten intolerance,drinking too much liquid with meals,sugar substitutes,gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more
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