Chronic diarrhea


Specialty of Gastroenterology

Diarrhea is characterized by a greater fluidity and volume of regular bowel movements, which can sometimes contain blood, mucus, pus and undigested food. It is considered that chronic diarrhea that lasts more than four weeks, and, moreover, can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain and weight loss. Its causes are multiple, being the abuse of laxatives, intestinal tumors, food allergies, inflammatory bowel diseases and intestinal motility disorders the most common. With respect to the treatment of diarrhea, it is essential to know the origin of it before opting for one or the other. It is also important to prevent dehydration, so that consumption of large amounts of water is recommended and, if necessary, serum. In addition, for diarrhea, treatment should include an astringent diet with easily digestible foods such as rice, broth, boiled carrots or grated or boiled apple.

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