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Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several serious conditions such as cronh's disease and celiac disease that need to be investigated if your doctor sees fit. The best thing to do in the meanwhile is to stay hydrated. Certain foods such as bread, bananas, rice etc can help. Avoid simple sugars. ...Read more

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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 are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

What are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

Laundry list: Here is a laundry list for causes of chronic diarrhea: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, parasitic infestation, bacterial infection, postcholecystectomy syndrome, laxative abuse, food allergies, gastrointestinal hormone secreting tumor, hyperthyroidism, constipation, etc. Best advice is to seek medical consult. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture help cure chronic diarrhea?

Could acupuncture help cure chronic diarrhea?

Check below.: Auricular acupuncture can assist with diarrhea. However, if it is a chronic condition - it is best to determine the etiology and treat that directly. ...Read more

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How does chronic diarrhea affect homeostasis of the body?

How does chronic diarrhea affect homeostasis of the body?

Electrolytes ...: And other nutrients become depleted. For example you can have low potassium, low sodium, low vitamins like a, d, e and k. Weight loss can occur. ...Read more

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What is a medical diagnosis for chronic diarrhea and weight gain?

What is a medical diagnosis for chronic diarrhea and weight gain?

Weight GAIN?: Chronic diarrhea is usually associated with weight loss. If you are experiencing weight gain, then the issue could be related to your diet, especially of you are eating a lot of fatty foods. However, more details discussed with your doctor would be warranted, perhaps a referral to a GI specialist who has a professional interest in chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can chronic diarrhea and reduced eating due to nausea for several months cause low c3c?

Can chronic diarrhea and reduced eating due to nausea for several months cause low c3c?

No: Why c3c? No it cant. Complement 3c and 3 d and cleaved results of fibrin working on c3b. Perhaps your doc can rule out more serious causes of chronic diarrhea. ...Read more

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Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

Almost 2yrs post ERCP for SOD2.Still have chronic diarrhea, pains in side & bk & can't gain weight. On no meds now, is there any help? New research?

SOD2: it is very likely in your situation that there is more going on than just sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. SOD does not usually cause diarrhea and weight loss, although the pain that you described certainly could be due to it. I would advise you to return to your gastroenterologist if your symptoms are persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can't eat ANYTHING anymore without getting distended. Very painful. 4 months of chronic diarrhea, now this. Colonoscopy showed "inflammation" help! ?

Not enough info: inflammation is very vague. There are different types. Did they say if there is infection that causing diarrhea or inflammatory bowel disease. You may also want to change your diet. High fiber work better for diarrhea, but inflammation disorders need medical tx ...Read more

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What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

What can be done for chronic diarrhea?

Replacement: Replacement of fluids and electrolytes and cultures for underlying causes for the chronic diarrhea. ...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


Dr. Stephen Bickston
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Chronic Diarrhea (Definition)

Chronic diarrhea is loose stools occurring on most days for over four weeks. It can be caused by changes in diet, digestive ...Read more