Diarrhea is the frequent passage of loose, watery, soft stools with or without abdominal bloating, pressure, and cramps.


What causes diarrhea?

Some of diarrhea causes include:

  • Viruses.
  • Bacteria and parasites: contaminated food or water can transmit bacteria and parasites to your body.
  • Medications: many medications, such as antibiotics, can cause diarrhea. Other drugs that cause diarrhea are cancer drugs and antacids with magnesium.
  • Lactose intolerance.
  • Fructose and artificial sweeteners
  • Surgery: after undergoing an abdominal surgery or gallbladder removal surgery.
  • Other digestive disorders: chronic diarrhea in case of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, microscopic colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.


How to manage diarrhea?

Most cases of diarrhea only lasts a few days and will go away on its own without medical treatment. If lifestyle changes and home remedies didn’t help for clearing diarrhea without, your doctor might recommend medications or other treatments.

  • Antibiotics: if the diarrhea is caused by bacteria or parasites. If a virus is causing your diarrhea, antibiotics won't help.
  • Treatment to replace fluids
  • Adjusting medications: if the diarrhea is caused by an antibiotic, your doctor might lower your dose or change the medication.
  • Treating underlying conditions


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