What Causes Diarrhea?
Diarrhea is quite common, and most of us experience at some point. When your stool is watery and loose, and you experience cramps, bloating, nausea, and the urge to have a bowel movement, you have diarrhea. These symptoms are simple to resolve, at home, with over-the-counter medications. However, if you start losing weight, have a fever, or mucus and blood in your stool, you should consult the doctor immediately.
Diarrhea can be caused many things, including:
- A viral infection
- Alcohol abuse
- Allergies to some foods
- Crohn’s disease
- Overactive thyroid
- Laxative abuse
- Some types of cancers
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Treating the more serious cases of diarrhea requires medical attention, but mild symptoms can be easily treated at home with some simple home remedies.
Home Remedies for Diarrhea
Probiotics are very effective at treating diarrhea by replacing and increasing the beneficial bacteria in your intestines, thus enabling you to digest food efficiently. Found in live, natural yogurt, probiotics can also be taken as a dietary supplement.
Bio Sense Probiotics Supplement can be taken daily and you should start noticing some relief very rapidly. To prevent the diarrhea returning, continue taking it.
Watching your diet is one of the most important aspects of getting rid of diarrhea fast. The general guideline is to follow the ‘BRAT’ diet – a combination of foods that are an ideal remedy for diarrhea – bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast.
Other guidelines are to increase your fluid intake. Increased water intake is important because of the fluid loss during diarrhea, but avoid dairy based drinks as they can make things worse.
Diarrhea is such a common condition and is also one of the most easily treatable ones; however, if you are concerned please see your doctor.