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What Should I Drink If I Have 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
Clear fluids,to diet: Start with clear fluids containing electrolytes and increase the diet to bland diet , brat diet , which is banana, rise, apple and toast, soda, crackers, plain boiled potatoes, clear soups, avoiding fatty, spicy and diary products till back to normal this is diet for acute diarrhea due mostly to viral and sometimes bacterial infectons causing diarrhea the main purpose in acute stage is to prevent dehydratio. ...Read more
Gastritis: There are certain things you should avoid such as: soft drinks, coffee, tomatoes, orange juice , fatty and spicy food, there are over the counter medications that can help ( Prilosec otc, Zantac (ranitidine) ect...) if your symptoms do not improve after avoiding the above or with medication, you may need to have an endoscopy for furhter evaluation. ...Read more
Increase fiber: In addition to using a stool softener (not a laxative) you should add more fiber to your diet, either with the foods you eat (fruits & veggies & whole grains) or with fiber supplements like metamucil/ fiber choice/etc along with plenty of fluids. If your taking narcotic pain meds, it is especially important to take these measure to counter the constipating effect of the meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes- but start by sipping it at room temperature. ...Read more
If this has become: a pattern for you, medical evaluation would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse. ...Read more
Diverticulitus: Diverticulitis means an active infection of small pouches of the colon that needs treatment with antibiotics. With an active infection, foods should be small and very light, liquids & a few sift foods until the infection has resolved. Then later your doctor would start you on high fiber foods after infection has fully resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options...: There are many kinds of liver problems including some that cause excessive accumulation of metals eg. Copper and iron. For those disorders a diet low in those minerals(copper and iron) is recommended. For almost all other types of liver disease there are no specific restrictions. Alcohol should be avoided in all liver disorders. Good luck! ...Read more
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