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Osmosis And Diarrhea
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
A cause of diarrhea: Osmosis is the movement of water across a membrane and naturally occurrs to acheive homeostasis. When you consume a concentrated substance which cannot be absorbed, this substance pulls water out of your intestinal mucosa and bloodstream and into the lumen of your bowels causing it to be watery (ex: sorbitol, lactulose, polyethylene glycol (miralax), sodium phosphate (fleets) and others). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We do not know: We do not know why you have diarrhea without getting a detailed history and physical examination diarrhea can be cause by 1viral, bacterial, protozoan infections of GI tract 2food poisonong 3lactose intolerance 4inflammatory bowel diaease 5antibiotics side effect and other drugs 6malabsorption syndrome so get it checked by your doctor to find the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Helps/prevents diarr: Acidophilus supplement s reintroduce beneficial bacteria into the GI system.It helps keep diarrhea/constipation under control, help counteracting lactose intolerance, help reducing internal gas and others. It is even more effective when good bacteria in gut are destroyed by use of antibiotics.Also commercial food processing destroy beneficial bacteria and pb8 helps replace these. ...Read more
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