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What is the relationship between osmosis and diarrhea?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: A cause of diarrhea

Osmosis is the movement of water across a membrane and naturally occurrs to acheive homeostasis.
When you consume a concentrated substance which cannot be absorbed, this substance pulls water out of your intestinal mucosa and bloodstream and into the lumen of your bowels causing it to be watery (ex: sorbitol, lactulose, polyethylene glycol (miralax), sodium phosphate (fleets) and others).

In brief: A cause of diarrhea

Osmosis is the movement of water across a membrane and naturally occurrs to acheive homeostasis.
When you consume a concentrated substance which cannot be absorbed, this substance pulls water out of your intestinal mucosa and bloodstream and into the lumen of your bowels causing it to be watery (ex: sorbitol, lactulose, polyethylene glycol (miralax), sodium phosphate (fleets) and others).
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: High

The higher the osmotic particles, the more likely to cause diarrhea.
Example, excessive fruit juices in kids cause an osmotic diarrhea from sugar particles.

In brief: High

The higher the osmotic particles, the more likely to cause diarrhea.
Example, excessive fruit juices in kids cause an osmotic diarrhea from sugar particles.
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