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Why does too much citrus fruit cause diarrhea?

Why does too much citrus fruit cause diarrhea?

Vitamin C: In citrus foods (or when taken in excess as a supplement) can cause loose stool, the fiber content in the fruit causes water to stay in the intestines and therefore causes looser stool, and for some people, food sensitivities to citrus causes diarrhea. ...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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Can I eat fruits and vegetables when I have diarrhea?

Can I eat fruits and vegetables when I have diarrhea?

For diarrhea, it is: Better to rest the gut. When hungry, eat simple carbs like potatoes, rice, toast, crackers. Its much more important to focus on rehydrating with fluids like Gatoraid or pedialyte. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat fruits and vegetables when having diarrhea?

Is it okay to eat fruits and vegetables when having diarrhea?

Yes: When you have diarrhea your body loses potassium, magnesium and other minerals and fruits and vegetables are the best way to restore these nutrients. They are also a good source of fiber which can help reduce diarrhea. Avoid prunes, cherries and other fruits that act as laxatives. Cooked vegetables may be easier to digest than raw veggies when you have diarrhea but avoid fried foods. ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea consistently for the past few years, seemingly triggered by almost anything spicy, any fruits, or even soda. Why is that?

I've been having diarrhea consistently for the past few years, seemingly triggered by almost anything spicy, any fruits, or even soda. Why is that?

Get evaluated: It sounds like you need to make an appointment with a GI doctor. A gastroenterologist can properly evaluate you and determine what is going on with your colon, and how to proceed. ...Read more

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My son gets diarrhea from whatever fruits he eats, only exception is apple.?

My son gets diarrhea from whatever fruits he eats, only exception is apple.?

High sugar & fiber: All fruits have fructose, a sugar that can be hard to digest, like lactose in milk. In addition, they both have a high water and fiber content, which tends to give a softer, larger stool. The amount and type of fiber varies with each fruit, so some are more problematic than others. There is no treatment other than adjusting intake. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 19 going to 20. I've been having stools that break into flakes when I flush recently. I'm also very prone to diarrhea whenever I eat fruits lik?

Hi I'm 19 going to 20. I've been having stools that break into flakes when I flush recently. I'm also very prone to diarrhea whenever I eat fruits lik?

Stools: Please start with a clinic visit to a Gynecologist. She is most likely to care for you but might also refer you to a doctor who will take care of all your issues.

Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Why do I get blown effect in my stomach every time I eat fruits? Sometimes even diarrhea.

Why do I get blown effect in my stomach every time I eat fruits? Sometimes even diarrhea.

Fructose malabsorb: Fructose malabsorption can cause G.I. Symtoms every time you eat fruits. The usual symtoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. You do not have hereditary fructose intolerance (hfi). People with hfi, a rare genetic disorder, lack an enzyme that breaks down fructose. This is serious disorder found @ infancy. You may have to avoid quantites of fruit, honey, table sugar, and sorbitol. ...Read more

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If I eat anything other than vegetables or fruits, I get diarrhea anywhere from immediately to with 2-4 hours after eating. Why? I have PCOS

If I eat anything other than vegetables or fruits, I get diarrhea anywhere from immediately to with 2-4 hours after eating. Why? I have PCOS

Digestion: PCOS has nothing to do with bowel function. Your interests would be best served by speaking with a dietician or nutritionist. Fruits and vegetables in the combinations that you may be eating may not be providing you with adequate nutrition. ...Read more

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Will eating too much sugar cause diarrhea?

Will eating too much sugar cause diarrhea?

Sugar & diarrhea: Yes, eating too much sugar can cause diarrhea. If a large amount of sugar makes its way into your intestinal tract, it tends to pull fluid from the intestinal wall to the inside. More fluid in the intestines means looser stools and possibly diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can eating too much fiber cause diarrhea?

Can eating too much fiber cause diarrhea?

No it does not: No eating too much fiber may make you move bowels more often but it does not cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can too much protein taken in too quickly cause diarrhea?

Can too much protein taken in too quickly cause diarrhea?

It can!: Whey protein needs some dilution. For most people 30 grams per sitting is adequate! Too much can causes loose stools! ...Read more

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I drank too much yesterday and now I have diarrhea. Will this cause me permanent damage? And how do I stop the diarrhea?

I drank too much yesterday and now I have diarrhea. Will this cause me permanent damage? And how do I stop the diarrhea?

Too much to drink: No it won't cause permanent damage. Stay on a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried, no milk or milk products and no juice. Diarrhea willsubside in a week. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much gatorade cause diarrhea?

Can drinking too much gatorade cause diarrhea?

Probably not: Not a great idea - calories, high fructose, etc. But not likely to cause diarrhea per se... ...Read more

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Can too much sugar free gum cause diarrhea?

Yes: Many sugar free gums have sorbitol which can cause diarrhea. Long term sugar free gum use can cause chronic diarrhea and bloating. ...Read more

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Is drinking too much milk per day can cause diarrhea?

Is drinking too much milk per day can cause diarrhea?

Yes: Lactose intolerance is very common, and makes it hard to digest milk. You may have a mild form which is only expressed when large amounts of milk are ingested. ...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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Can eating too much sugar cause diarrhea over several days when your body isn't used to any sugar cause diarrhea?

Yes: Too many simple sugars in the diet can cause diarrhea, especially the sugars found in fruit juices. Try to limit sugar intake to natural sugars in fresh fruits and vegetables where the fiber will help to form a nice well formed stool. ...Read more

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Can too much almond milk cause diarrhea? I haven't had it in a while and I drank 6 cups of it and randomly got diarrhea

It does for you: If you drank 6 cups of almond milk and had diarrhea, then if you stop and the diarrhea goes away, you will have answered the question ...Read more

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Can eating too much peanut butter cause diarrhea?

Can eating too much peanut butter cause diarrhea?

Allergy to it can.: Peanut butter is recommended
by the cleveland clinic for diarrhea. However, if you are allergic to peanuts, you may develop diarrhea when eating peanut butter and overeating worsens it. See your doctor to rule out an allergy to peanuts, as peanut allergy is one of the most frequent food allergies. 80% of the immune system is gut-associated, which explains the strong diarrheal response. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat or remedies for diarrhea caused by too much sugar intake?

What is the best way to treat or remedies for diarrhea caused by too much sugar intake?

Eliminate sugars: Number one would be to reduce sugar intake. This includes high calorie beverages. Soft drinks, sweet tea, frappes, even juice. Water, mineral water (sparkling water) calorie free flavored water (without caffeine). You would also want to avoid high carbohydrate foods. Hydrate with water, as you are improver have small amounts of rice, toast, bland grains and starch in small portions. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water cause diarreah? I drank a lot of water on day and also had very watery diarrhea same day.

Yes: When you drink excessive amounts of water, your body can get overwhelmed & more than usual can bypass the stomach & small intestine and end up in the large intestine. The large intestine resorbs water as the stool makes its way around but if there is a huge amount of water, stool content drawing water to stay in the bowel (osmotic pressure), &/or the movement is quick, then you can get diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"

Can too much probiotic cause diarrhea? Today I've had a probiotic pill, a kombucha drink and yogurt. Then soon after the yogurt experienced "d"

May be: Probiotics have not been shown to be beneficial, the commercial messages notwithstanding.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

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