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Why Do Spicy Foods Cause Diarrhea
Diarrhea: Almost any food can cause diarrhea if it is consumed in large quantities or the body is not used to it. Additionally spices or hot peppers or hot sauces can cause diarrhea in some people. We have all heard the term travelers diarrhea. This is not always an infection but a reaction to new foods the body is not used to. ...Read more
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
Depends on in: Individual sensitivity. Food with bacterial contamination or bacterial toxins will cause diarrhea on most people. Some people are sensitive to specific food, e.g., people with celiac disease are sensitive to food with wheat rye and barley. It would require taking a detailed person history and may be challenges with foods to sort out the issue. ...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
Diarrhea: Most of the time, diarrhea is not caused by eating particular combinations of food. It may be caused by spoiled food, infections, or inflammatory processes of the bowels. If you do notice particular foods that give you loose stools, though, you should obviously avoid those. See your doctor if it remains persistent. Good luck. ...Read more
My 13 month old has had diarrhea for over 2 weeks now and for the past 4 days, he hasn't been digesting his food at all. What can be the cause?
Probably a virus:
The cause of indigestion after a bout of diarrhea in small children, which is generally caused by viruses, is secondary lactose intolerance and damage to intestinal lining, called mucosa which helps in absorption of food, Get him checked at his pediatrician to see if he has lost weight and other testing that may be indicated.
In the meantime try yogurt and other probiotic to imp. Digestive flora. ...Read more
I am getting diarrhea, and food does not seem to be a cause. This goes on and off randomly throughout the week. What should I do?
Maybe: Diahrrea means there is too much water content in the stool. It is frequently infectious but at times it is not. Make sure you clean and dry hands carefully b4 eating. Use Purell. Eat BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce, toast) to help firm up stool. Take Loperide (Imodium) to slow down peristalsis. ...Read more
High fat content: Of fast food can trigger diarrheaGet a more detailed answer ›
I ate some bad street food and a lot of raw salmon 2 weeks ago, I have diarrhea until now. What's the usual cause?
What causes chronic diarrhea in the morning. 1 episode of diarrhea each morning around 10 am. Nothing serious, but irritating. Not due to spicy food.
Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...Read more
Is diarrhea caused by not chewing food enough, or chewing food too much, anxiety, anger, or mixture of foods?
None of the above: These are all basically folk medicine and superstition. Life is difficult enough without misguided, well-intentioned repeating stuff like this. If your diarrhea lasts longer than a week, or you feel week or are losing weight, get with your physician for a scientific explanation. ...Read more
I frequently have diarrhea that had undigested food and a bright yellow liquid, what is or could be the cause?
Time to see your doc: Diarrhea illnesses are a cause of dehydration. The cause of your diarrhea could range from an infection to a chronic inflammatory condition. Even a viral gastroenteritis can give you these symptoms. See your doc so he can take stool samples and check your blood and your bp. ...Read more
Hello, I have a loose bowel for a week now not diarrhea and only once a day what its the cause is it food or something else?
See below: Diarrhea describes bowel movements (stools) that are loose and watery. It is very common and usually not serious. Many people will have diarrhea once or twice each year. It typically lasts two to three days and can be treated with over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. If you have loose stools longer than few days, please see PCP to determine etiology. ...Read more
I had one bout of diarrhea, pretty sure it was food I ate. Back to normal now. Can that one episode cause anemia? I didn't eat much after
How to cope with morning diarrhea that occurs when you eat milk, egg or oily food? Too heavy of a breakfast may sometimes cause diarrhea as well.
Avoidance...: Symptoms may be related to lactose intolerance or gallbladder problems. I suggest either trying a lactaid supplement with breakfast or avoiding dairy altogether to see if symptoms improve. Secondly, i'd try eliminating heavy fatty food to see what impact that may have. If symptoms persist, go see a GI specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
I quite often have loose motion/diarrhea and I am not sure whether its caused by food or water. What should I do and is there a long term effect of it?
PROBIOTICS 4 IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. SX can be managed You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more
I have the rotten egg belching (many)& diarrhea for 12 hr once mo. Can't pinpoint food cause. Otherwise eat anything and I'm fine, happening for 4 months?
Sleep deprivation: Probably is not causing these symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the cause of diarrhea occurring every time after workout and after I eat heavy foods? (ex. Foods high in carbohydrates)
Diarrhea: The working out may be secondary to the activity. Are you taking energy drinksbbefore working out. If fatty foods cause diarrhea likely associated with poor digestion, gb or stomach. ...Read more
I am a 31year old male Who has diarrhea what cause it I eat chicken nuggets french fries from McDonald's is fast food healthy too eat?
NO!: Fast food is never healthy to eat. McDonalds and other fast food establishments thrive on cheap, inexpensive, unhealthy food that is full of saturated fats, salts, etc. If you want to be healthy, have regular bowel movements, and not gain weight, avoid these restaurants. Instead cook a meal at home using fresh ingredients and you will notice how much better you feel. ...Read more
I have diarrhea right now from food poisoning. How do I make sure that Tosades de Pointes doesn't happen? I heard severe diarrhea can cause it
Diarrhea: Unless you have diagnosed structural heart disease or a known rhythm disorder I would not worry about. Just stay hydrated with fluids such as Gatorade. ...Read more
Can eating ALOT of fruits & vegetables in one day & no other food (approx. 4cup fruit, 4cup vegetables) cause diarrhea that evening? Or mild cramping?
For the last 3 months whenever I eat fried food I get nausea & diarrhea. What can cause change when I didn't have this issues b4? Have gi app in Feb.
Gallbladder removed two months ago. Some fatty foods will cause bright yellow diarrhea right after. Why? Is this normal?
Gallbladder/Diarrhea: Some patient after having gallbladder surgery will have postprandial diarrhea. This is likely related to bile overflow since your gallbladder is removed and now bile is being stored in the duodenum (could lead to overproduction). Aka post-cholecystic syndrome. Majority of patients will have symptoms resolved within 3 months. If not, can use Cholestyramine to control the diarrhea. ...Read more
Some foods, which I try to avoid, cause *extreme* fatigue, then diarrhea. Is this more than just a food sensitivity I need to worry about?
What foods should be given or avoided to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhea? My child has diarrhea and i’m afraid he will become dehydrated if it gets any worse. What are the best foods to give him to keep is fluid levels up and prevent further stomac
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