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What are the causes of persistent diarrhea and ways to stop it?


Diarrhea is the release of loose or watery stools, and it is considered one of the most common digestive problems that any person may experience in some stages of his life, and the diarrhea is usually occasional and lasts for only a few days, and it is recovered without any complications or other health problems. However, some cases of diarrhea may continue for more than four weeks, according to the American College of Internal Medicine, and this case is then categorized as chronic diarrhea and this condition requires revealing the main cause of it and starting appropriate treatment, to avoid exacerbating the problem and the appearance of a number of complications and other problems, In truth People with chronic diarrhea may also experience bloating, a persistent and urgent need to bring out stools, as well as stomach cramps and nausea.

Causes of persistent diarrhea:
Where episodic diarrhea, which resolves within a few days, is more common among individuals, and often occurs as a result of a specific infection of the digestive system, with regard to the reasons behind the persistent and chronic diarrhea, where we can mention:
Allergy to certain types of foods:
Where food allergy occurs, as a result of intolerance to a certain type of food, as happens in the case of lactose intolerance, where lactose sugar is difficult to absorb in the intestine, as it causes diarrhea, and food allergy may also occur as a result of an allergic reaction to certain types of foods when Some people, as in the case of suffering from gluten allergy or the so-called abdominal disease, also known as wheat allergy, as this condition may lead to diarrhea, fatigue, stomach pain, weight loss and these symptoms disappear as soon as you stop eating foods that are Contains gluten.

 Infection:
Where infection of the digestive system may cause constant diarrhea in some cases, such as infection with one of the infections that are difficult to treat or have a recurrence, or infection caused by the use of antibiotics, or infection with a parasite infection, where parasites are not easily detected as In other infections, it is therefore more likely to cause persistent diarrhea. Gastric bypass surgery: where gastric bypass surgery causes, it weakens the process of absorption of fluids and nutrients into the digestive system, resulting in persistent diarrhea.

Taking certain types of medication:
Where diarrhea can occur as a result of taking certain types of medications for several reasons, it may be caused by an allergic reaction to one of the types of medicines, or it may occur as one of the side effects of taking certain types of medications, and examples of medicines that may cause diarrhea, including antibiotics; Such as: cefpodoxime and ampicillin.

Infection with some health problems: these are inflammatory bowel diseases where these diseases are represented by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by persistent diarrhea, and blood coming out with stool, fatigue, fever, nausea, and stomach pain. Examples of inflammatory bowel diseases are: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the functional disorders of the intestine, which may result in diarrhea, constipation, or both.

Gallbladder removal, since after this procedure, an increase in the amount of bile that is released into the intestine can lead to persistent diarrhea. Hormonal disorders; hormonal disorders that may result in diarrhea include hyperthyroidism or diabetes. Incidence of rare tumors, such as carcinomas, because these tumors produce hormones that cause diarrhea.

Stop diarrhea:
  • It is preferable to stay away from places with ventilation so that this does not increase your feeling of cold and diarrhea you have, sit in a warm place and wear warm clothes in order to reduce this feeling of cold. Eat foods that help you get rid of diarrhea such as: rice, bread, potatoes, milk, pomegranate and honey. All of these foods are helpful and help get rid of diarrhea and make stools become rigid.
  • You can stay away from foods that increase diarrhea, such as sweets, sugars, and open foods. It is preferable to drink lots of water and fluids in order to compensate your body for the water and salt lost during your diarrhea, in order not to become dehydrated.
  • It is best to boil and drink natural herbs until they cleanse and sterilize your stomach, and also drink lemon juice because it is one of the best juices that helps you cleanse your stomach from any germs. An infected person prefers garlic because it is very useful in cleansing your stomach and intestines and eliminating diarrhea as soon as possible.
  • Avoid foods that increase your diarrhea, such as mallow and mango. If the diarrhea persists for several days and you go to defecate more than twice a day and the natural methods do not help you eliminate diarrhea, it is preferable to go to the doctor to determine the cause of the diarrhea and give you the appropriate treatment.
  • If the child is infected and does not wish to drink water or fluids and the situation continues with him for more than a day, it is preferable to consult the doctor to prescribe for you appropriate treatment and also give the child a saline solution to compensate him for the lost water and salts.
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