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Can chinese food cause diarrhea?

Can chinese food 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

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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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Which type of food causes light diarrhea?

Which type of food causes light diarrhea?

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

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Why is it that spicy foods cause us to have diarrhea?

Why is it that spicy foods cause us to have diarrhea?

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

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Need docs answers! what food combinations can cause diarrhea?

Need docs answers! what food combinations can cause diarrhea?

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

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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?

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

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How can you tell what food caused your diarrhea?

How can you tell what food caused your diarrhea?

Keep a dairy: Keep a dairy of your intake and look for an association between what you are eating and the possible cause of your diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diarrhea and what foods make you have it?

What are the causes of diarrhea and what foods make you have it?

Sugar, fat: High amounts of simple sugars can cause a diarrhea, as weel as too much artificial sweeteners with xylitol for example. Also, some people dont tolerate too much fat in their diet and within a half hour of eating a large fatty meal can have diarrhea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've been experiencing diarrhea on-and-off for the past 6 months. It doesn't seem to be linked to the food i'm eating. What else could cause this?

Need evaluation: Diarrhea over 6 months may be due to chronic infection, malabsorption and less common reasons. It appears that you are under the care of a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the issue with your doctor as more history and tests may be needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Seafood: Risk of seafood contamination with bacterial organisms exist. Any number or organisms can be a culprit. Salmonella, shigella, campylobaacter, e.Coli for starters. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Coffee?: Do you have a cup of coffee shortly before the diarrhea? Coffee stimulates the bowel to move and may be a potential cause. Another possibility is lactose intolerance if you have milk in the morning with your cereal. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more