Chronic Diarrhea Is It IBS?
Having chronic diarrhea can be a symptom of many disorders.
If you have consistent diarrhea problems and do not find that
it is associated with any other symptoms, it may be a result of
By knowing why your digestive tract is responding this way,
as well as knowing the possible solutions to slow down the
bowel movement, you will be able to ease the symptoms of
diarrhea in relation to IBS.
If you have Diarrhea for more than 3 days you need to see
your physician. Serious dehydration can be deadly.
Diarrhea is not considered part of IBS unless it is
consistent for twelve or more weeks out of the year.
Once this has been established, you should see a doctor for
testing to make sure that it is a result of irritable bowel
syndrome and not another more serious problem.
Consistent diarrhea may be related to malabsorption,
Crohn's disease or colitis. After examination, your
doctor will be able to determine if these are the cause of the
problems instead of IBS.
It is important to get examined right away if you are
suddenly having problems with your digestion. Chronic diarrhea
may also be a result from surgery, such as removal of your
bladder. These are important points to consider before
determining whether you have IBS or not.
Diarrhea, which is related to IBS, may be caused
by trigger foods
that are part of your diet. These then cause your stools to
loosen. Liquids such as alcohol, caffeine, and sugary
drinks are well known for causing this problem. Sugar
substitutes are also largely attributed to diarrhea.
If you are lactose intolerant, (you can not tolerate dairy
products), it may cause your digestive tract to react, causing
you to have diarrhea. To avoid such symptoms, you can try
cutting out substances such as these completely from your diet
and see if your condition improves.
You can also look at the inconsistencies of your stools. If
you frequently have diarrhea, then it may be due to IBS. If it
is abnormal, and happens more than three times a day, it may
also be related to this syndrome.
Bloating and distension in the abdomen area are
directly related to chronic diarrhea which is associated with
irritable bowel syndrome.
You may find that you will occasionally have diarrhea, while
other times you are constipated. This is a sign that you may
have IBS. However, these are characteristic of other syndromes
as well, and should be noted by a physician before deciding on