Diarrhea that lasts longer than two days is your body telling you that something is not right, and should be understood as a red flag. The cause could be dietary, emotional, a result of certain medications, or a serious underlying condition.
Diet and Diarrhea
If you have persistent diarrhea one of the first things you need to do is consider your diet as the cause. If diet is the cause, the cure is to eliminate the offending foods. The following is a check list for possible dietary causes:
Underlying Medical Conditions
If you condition is medical, then you will need diagnostic testing. There is little the traditional medical community can offer in the way of cures for certain causes, but alternative medicine will most likely have more answers:
No matter what the cause and the accompanying cure, if you suffer from chronic diarrhea your system has been depleted of essential electrolytes and friendly flora. Supplementing your system with drinks like Gatorade will help replace electrolytes. If you cannot tolerate sugars contained in these drinks however, make sure you take a multivitamin that contains chloride, magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, and zinc with plenty of sea salted water. You will also need to take three probiotic capsules per day to replace your friendly flora. Also try to avoid dairy products, high fiber foods, greasy foods, sweet foods and solid foods in general until you heal. Eat bland and easy to digest foods such as baked potatoes, cooked carrots, white rice, boiled chicken, white toast and bananas.
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*Please know that I am not a medical doctor or a health practitioner. I cannot diagnose your stomach problems nor can I guarantee a cure. I am here to share my knowledge, which applications have worked for me and to offer suggestions of where you may go physically, emotionally and spiritually for healing and self-empowerment. If you choose to explore alternative medicine, do not independently stop taking your prescribed medications. Always consult with your current doctor as well as your new practitioner when changing your medical program