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How are osmosis and diarrhea related?

How are osmosis and diarrhea related?

Osmotic Diarrhea: Hyperosmolar contents in the intestine draws more fluid from the body into the lumen by the process of osmosis, causing more diarrhea. For this reason too much fruit juice is not recommended during diarrhea episode. ...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


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What is the relationship between osmosis and diarrhea?

What is the relationship between osmosis and diarrhea?

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 more

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I am having a diarrhea?

I am having a diarrhea?

Need more info: If it is an isolated event, you may take an immodium tablet or Pepto-bismol. If it does not abate in a day, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How is diarrhea treated?

How is diarrhea treated?

Depends: That depends on the cause. In some cases, antibiotics or anti-parasitic drugs are needed. In others, it's just a matter of keeping hydrated until it runs its course. ...Read more

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How come I have diarrhea?

How come I have diarrhea?

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

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What are the signs of diarrhea?

Watery BMs: That can be associated with abdominal cramps and/or fever and may have blood or mucus in it. Formally, more than 2 watery bms in a day. ...Read more

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How to treat diarrhea?

Cause?: Try to figure out what is causing your diarrhea. For symptom relief, start with immodium. ...Read more

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How to treat diarrhea ?

How to treat diarrhea ?

BRAT diet: Bananas, rice, apples and toast. A simple low fat diet will help you get over it soon. ...Read more

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Does pb8 help diarrhea?

Does pb8 help diarrhea?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more