Definition of Diarrhea:

Excessive discharge of contents of bowel.

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...the condition
“...Diarrhea and vomiting can cause excess loss of bicarbonate...”


...as a treatment
“...Commonly treated conditions ... Diarrhea...”
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Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...the condition
“...Additional symptoms can be loss of vision, sensitivity to light, aches and pains, acne, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and abnormal fat metabolism...”

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Nausea, sometimes with vomiting, and diarrhea are common...”

Adrenal Insufficiency

...related topic
“...Symptoms include primarily fatigue, weakness, decreased appetite with ensuing weight loss, as well as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, or increased pigmentation of the skin...”

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...the condition
“...These include ... Diarrhea and/or frequent urination...”

Allergy to Foods (Hidden)

...our question about Pain in the upper abdomen / stomach area
“...If the affected mast cells are in the gastrointestinal tract, a person may suffer vomiting, abdominal pain or diarrhea.”

American Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...Root Decoction – Use in combination with other cold, bitter herbs such as huang lian or goldenseal to purge heat from the system in gastric, chest, and urinary infections, including diarrhea, jaundice, gastroenteritis, bronchitis, and cystitis...”


...as a treatment
“...The most common side-effects of antibiotics include diarrhea (antibiotics disrupt the balance of gut bacteria), feeling sick, and fungal infections of the mouth, digestive tract or vagina...”


...as a treatment
“...Common side-effects of SSRI antidepressants include ... Diarrhea...”


...the condition
“...Some common symptoms of anxiety include the following ... Physical symptoms such as sweaty palms, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, nausea or diarrhea, and trouble swallowing...”


...as a treatment
“...Terminalia Arjuna is also said to be beneficial against internal bleeding, stomach ulcers, gonorrhea, dysentery, and diarrhea.  A decoction of the bark taken in doses of 15 to 30 grams may relieve patients of diarrhea or dysentery...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...toxicity reaction), marked personality changes, phobias, rapid heart beat (tachycardia – another frequent reaction), asthma, chest pains, hypertension (high blood pressure), nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, swallowing pain, itching, hives / urticaria, other allergic reactions, blood sugar control problems (e.g. hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia), menstrual cramps and other menstrual...”


...as a treatment
“Attapulgite is a clay-like powder believed to work by adsorbing the bacteria or germ that may be causing the diarrhea.  This medicine is available without a prescription...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...recommendation Grapefruit Seed Extract
“...Animal studies have shown no toxicity except for intestinal irritation producing diarrhea at very high doses...”

Baking Soda

...as a treatment
“...diabetes); There are unproven claims that can it can be used to treat cancer; Although generally very safe, when used in excess baking soda can upset the body's acid-base balance, and cause nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, thirst.”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...surgery patient overeats); Hiatal hernia (lap band surgery only); Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Bowel obstruction; Gastrointestinal leakage at stapled or stitched openings; Constipation; Diarrhea (less common than constipation); Food trapping (after band surgery); Food intolerances; Dehydration; Low blood sugar; Nutritional deficiency, especially iron and calcium; Gallstones; Kidney...”


...as a treatment
“...The plant is astringent, which may account for its use in diarrhea, as well as its topical use for wound healing...”

Bentonite Clay

...as a treatment
“...6, June, 1961, under the title "The Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea", are the results of the clinical work performed by a team of medical doctors using hydrated bentonite in the treatment of diarrhea...”

Berberine-containing Herbs

...as a treatment
“...Most of these herbs have been used in the treatment of gastrointestinal infections, intestinal parasites, and diarrhea.”


...as a treatment
“...As well as the conditions mentioned below, bladderwrack has traditionally been used for: Diarrhea; gastritis; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); improved wound healing (topical application)...”

Blastocystosis (Blastocystis hominis)

...our question about Stool consistency
“Watery or loose stools, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anal itching, weight loss and excess gas have all been reported in persons with blastocystis infection.”

Bone Marrow Suppression

...the condition
“...Reduced white blood cells produce classic symptoms of a weak immune system: fever and chills; rash; diarrhea; signs of infection (swelling, redness, areas painful or warm to the touch); Reduced platelets produce classic excess bleeding symptoms: easy bruising; bleeding: nose bleeds, or bleeding gums...”


...as a treatment
“...Historically, the guggals were recommended by Ayurvedic physicians for a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, pulmonary disease, and ringworm...”


...the condition
“...Headache and depression may occur in about half of all cases, as well as abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting...”

Caffeine Intoxication

...the condition
“...12oz can 0 Cocoa 1 cup 4 Chocolate, milk 1 ounce 3-6 Chocolate, bittersweet 1 ounce 25 Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause the following side-effects ... abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea...”

Carbohydrate Intolerance

...the condition
“...Symptoms of carbohydrate intolerance include ... diarrhea...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...those that produce large amounts of hormones and other potent chemical substances, and which often have spread to the liver, can cause "carcinoid syndrome" – hot red flushing of the face, diarrhea, and asthma-like wheezing attacks...”
...our question about Generalized discomfort or pain in the abdomen
“Abdominal pain may occur alone or in combination with other symptoms such as diarrhea and/or flushing and can be controlled with pain medication.”
...relationship to General Mineral Requirement
“When diarrhea is present, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and even salt may be deficient and should be replaced as necessary.”

Celiac Disease

...related topic
“...Common symptoms include diarrhea, increased appetite, bloating, weight loss, irritability and fatigue...”

Chagas Disease

...the condition
“...Sometimes a rash, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting occur...”


...as a treatment
“...Chaparral was used by Native American populations for indications including chicken pox (varicella), colds, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, pain, rheumatic diseases, skin disorders, snake bites, and as an emetic...”


...as a treatment
“...However, excess consumption can lead to diarrhea and stomach cramps.”


...as a treatment
“...The herb has been shown to improve stomach problems of all kinds, from indigestion to flatulence to diarrhea.  Drink a cup of the tea when stomach discomfort strikes...”

Clostridium Difficile Infection

...the condition
“...Bad bacteria release toxins, which lead to a variety of symptoms, including ... Watery diarrhea 3-15 times a day for 2 or more days...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“Increase fluid intake to counteract dehydration from diarrhea.”


...as a treatment
“...Diarrhea: Ayurvedic medicine uses roasted coffee beans to treat diarrhea...”

Consequences of Gallbladder Surgery

...recommendation Activated Charcoal
“If a change in your diet fails to relieve diarrhea, then the next step in treatment is to use bile acid sequestering agents, such as activated charcoal or doctor-prescribed cholestyramine (Questran) or colestipol (Colestid).”


...the condition
“...Consider the possibility of food allergies, especially milk, when you see diarrhea, alternating constipation and diarrhea, anal fissures, or other general allergy signs...”

Copper Deficiency

...the condition
“...Fatigue, paleness, skin sores, edema, slowed growth, hair loss, anorexia, diarrhea and dermatitis can be symptoms of copper insufficiency...”

Copper Toxicity

...the condition
“...contact with copper cooking utensils, an acidic food or beverage can dissolve milligram quantities of copper, sufficient to cause acute toxicity symptoms such as self-limited nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  High copper levels, especially when associated with low zinc levels, have been linked to a variety of symptoms and conditions...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...The inflammation can cause pain and can make the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.  Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are known as the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“...has been made in confirming or disproving this theory, although bacterial overgrowth of the jejunum has been found in 30% of patients hospitalized for Crohn's disease, in which it contributes to diarrhea and malabsorption...”
...relationship to Small Intestine Cancer
“...The inflammation extends deep into the lining of the affected organ, causing pain and making the intestines empty frequently, resulting in diarrhea.  For those with Crohn's disease, the risk of developing small intestinal cancer is 6 times greater than for those without it...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...About 10% of the patients who were given the fish oil dropped out of the trial because of increased diarrhea, but Dr Belluzzi believes that the coated fish oil capsules could offer an effective way to prolong remission for Crohn's patients...”
...recommendation against Raw Food Diet
“Foods that worsen diarrhea should be avoided: specific food problems may vary from person to person...”

Cryptosporidium Infection

...the condition
“...Cryptosporidium infests public water systems and can cause widespread outbreaks of severe diarrhea and cramps...”

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

...the condition
“...This phase is often also accompanied by abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and headaches...”

Cystic Fibrosis

...the condition
“...Infants or young children should be tested for CF if they have persistent diarrhea, bulky foul-smelling and greasy stools, frequent wheezing or pneumonia, a chronic cough with thick mucous, salty-tasting skin, or poor growth...”


...relationship to Short Bowel Syndrome
“...Water remains in the stool, causing diarrhea and dehydration.”

Delayed Gastric Emptying (Gastroparesis)

...our question about Duration of current nausea episodes
“...A viral etiology was suggested in these patients and in other series when there was an acute onset of nausea and vomiting with other features of a viral illness (fever, myalgia, diarrhea, fatigue, or abdominal cramping).”

Diabetes Mellitus

...related topic
“...Other symptoms include bleeding gums; ear noise/buzzing; diarrhea; depression; confusion.”


...the condition
Diarrhea is defined as the frequent passage of watery, loose stools, or passing more than three liquid bowel movements daily...”
...relationship to Potassium Need
Diarrhea causes additional fluid loss and can result in potassium depletion.”
...relationship to Carcinoid Cancer
Diarrhea can occur along with facial flushing or by itself...”
...relationship to Dehydration
Diarrhea can rapidly drain your body of water, causing dehydration.”
...relationship to Yeast / Candida Infection
“Chronic diarrhea can cause the friendly Bifidobacterium bifidum to be expelled from the colon and Candida may then proliferate.”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
Diarrhea causes a loss of zinc and therefore digestive diseases or gastrointestinal surgery that result in diarrhea are often associated with a deficiency.”
...recommendation Nutritional Yeast
“A thoroughly researched yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii, has been used in Europe for control of nonspecific diarrhea for several decades...”
...recommendation Activated Charcoal
“In an acute bacterial or viral infection of the GI tract, taking activated charcoal orally often stops the diarrhea.  It works by adsorbing the organisms causing the infection and, since charcoal itself is not absorbed, it carries the offending organisms safely out of the body...”
...recommendation Attapulgite
“Attapulgite is taken by mouth to treat diarrhea.”
...recommendation Bladderwrack
“Alginic acid (a component of bladderwrack) is a type of dietary fiber that can be used to help relieve constipation and diarrhea.  However, human studies have at the time of writing not been done on how effective bladderwrack is for either of these conditions.”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance
“...Diarrhea is one of the methods your body uses to help rid itself of the infection: If you slow down or prevent this from happening by taking anti-diarrhea medication you can prolong the amount of time...”
...recommendation Juicing
“Carrot juice and concentrated carrot oligosaccharides have been used in Europe for bacterial diarrhea for almost a century.”
...recommendation Probiotics
“A study of hospitalized children showed that a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium infantis was effective in treating acute diarrhea.  One of the more common causes for hospitalization of infants and young children is dehydration related to acute diarrhea, especially from a rotavirus...”
...recommendation Zinc
Diarrhea results in a loss of zinc...”

Digestive Enzyme Need

...the condition
“...People who lack sugar-digesting enzymes may have problems such as diarrhea or asthma, while those who are deficient in protease, the protein-digesting enzyme, tend to be more anxious, toxic and have low blood sugar...”


...the condition
“...Dysentery is a more serious form of diarrhea, where the stools are tinged with blood and mucus...”
...related topic
“An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.”


...related topic
“...Dysmenorrhea may be accompanied by excessively heavy blood loss (menorrhagia) and by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headache, dizziness, disorientation, hypersensitivity to sound, light, smell and touch, fainting, and fatigue.”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, shortness of breath, weakness, and dizziness...”

Eclipta Alba

...as a treatment
“...In Taiwan, entire plant is used as a remedy for the treatment of bleeding, hemoptysis, hematuria and itching, hepatitis, diphtheria and diarrhea.  In China, as a cooling and restorative herb, which supports the mind, nerves, liver and eyes...”

Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet

...our question about Variations in bowel movements
“...The May 2004 Annals of Internal Medicine study showed that most of the Atkins Dieters had significantly more diarrhea, general weakness, rashes and muscle cramps.”


...related topic
“...the most common being pelvic pain and cramping before and during periods; pain during intercourse; inability to conceive; fatigue; painful urination during periods; gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, and nausea.”


...the condition
“...Symptoms are extremely variable but usually include continuous or intermittent diarrhea, which may be bloody, painful abdominal cramps...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, decrease in testosterone/spermatogenesis, altered vas deferens/testicular growth, decreased dental arch, dental crowding, delayed tooth eruption, diabetes insipidus, diarrhea, Down syndrome, early onset of puberty, eosinophilia, eye/ear/nose disorders, fever, gastro-intestinal disturbances, gingivitis, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoplasia...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...Folic acid deficiency generates a picture similar to that of a B12 deficiency – anemia, fatigue, irritability, anorexia, weight loss, headache, sore and inflamed tongue, diarrhea, heart palpitations, forgetfulness, hostility, and a feeling of paranoia...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...Symptoms generally last from a few hours to a few days and include ... diarrhea (watery, possibly containing blood or mucus)...”

Gallbladder Disease

...the condition
“...Although removal of the gallbladder has not been known to cause any long-term effects aside from occasional diarrhea, some researchers have been concerned about its effects on the body's cholesterol levels...”


...as a treatment
“...Eating more than three raw cloves a day can cause gas, bloating, diarrhea and fever in some people...”


...the condition
“...Some people do not have symptoms, but if present then they usually include one or more of ... diarrhea...”


...the condition
“...The most common symptoms include ... Diarrhea...”
...related topic
“Gastrointestinal tract inflammation; characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting; which may be caused by bacteria, parasites or a virus.”
...our question about Unexplained nausea
“...Bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens cause this illness which is characterized by diarrhea and/or vomiting...”

Giardiasis Infection

...the condition
“...Symptoms generally begin within 1 to 2 weeks of infection and include watery diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, upset stomach, loss of appetite, dehydration, nausea and fatigue...”
...our question about 'rotten egg', 'eggy' or 'sulfur-tasting' burps
“Recurrent "rotten-egg" burps accompanied by diarrhea could be a sign of Giardia lamblia infection.”
...recommendation Low/Decreased Fat Diet
“Reducing the intake of fat might reduce the nausea, steatorrhea, and diarrhea often associated with giardiasis...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“Studies have shown that giardia infection, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, can reduce the production of lactase in the small intestine, resulting in lactose malabsorption and its resultant diarrhea.  Therefore, minimizing consumption of lactose-containing dairy products may improve diarrhea and the abdominal bloating and pain commonly associated with giardiasis...”
...recommendation Pippali rasayana
“...Diarrhea and the presence of mucous in the stool were also significantly reduced...”

Ginkgo Biloba

...as a treatment
“...Adverse effects related to ginkgo are relatively mild and infrequent and include nausea, headache, diarrhea, dizziness and occasional allergic dermatologic reactions...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...While colchicine is very effective, it often causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  These side-effects are uncommon when this drug is given intravenously, but because of their unpleasant nature, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have become the treatment of...”


...as a treatment
“...While guarana is most often used for its caffeine content, some have used it for its tannin constituents as an astringent (for diarrhea, intestinal inflammations etc...”


...as a treatment
“...Gugulipids should be used with caution by persons with hepatic disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhea.”

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

...the condition
“...Perhaps 50% of cases occur shortly after a microbial (viral or bacterial) infection such as a sore throat or diarrhea.  Many cases developed in people who received the 1976 swine flu vaccine...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...of complex signs and symptoms characterized by disabling fatigue, intermittent fevers, night sweats, arthralgia, myalgia, impairments in short-term memory, headaches, skin rashes, intermittent diarrhea, abdominal bloating, chronic bronchitis, photophobia, confusion, transient visual scotomata, irritability and depression and other signs and symptoms that until recently have defied...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...Arsenic Symptoms include nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, garlic odor on breath, excessive salivation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, paresthesia, paralysis, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and mental impairment...”

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

...the condition
“...The first stages of HUS frequently present with gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea.  This stage lasts from 1 to 15 days...”


...the condition
“...Risk factors for hemorrhoids include: heredity, pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle, straining during bowel movements (chronic constipation), chronic diarrhea, standing for long periods of time, sitting on hard, cold surfaces, liver stagnancy or disease (cirrhosis), benign prostatic hypertrophy and anal intercourse...”


...the condition
“...Early symptoms include headache, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, fever, heavily coated white tongue, diarrhea, and lung infections...”


...as a treatment
“...In treating diarrhea, honey promotes the rehydration of the body and more quickly clears up the diarrhea and any vomiting and stomach upsets...”
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...the condition
“...Immobilization and gastrointestinal illness with vomiting or diarrhea can cause calcium levels to rise, and if these conditions develop, patients with hyperparathyroidism should seek medical attention...”

Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium Level)

...the condition
“...Severe and prolonged diarrhea, causing the daily output of 8-10 liters of fluid from the large intestines, results in the loss of large amounts of water, sodium, and various nutrients...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...the condition
“...Other symptoms include constipation, diarrhea, or a painful but unsuccessful urge to move the bowels...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“...IBS has been studied in patients with diarrhea, cramps and specific food intolerances...”
...recommendation Calcium
“...It is important to note that there are two types of supplemental calcium, which for IBS can have either a laxative or constipating effect: Calcium carbonate contains no magnesium and can help with diarrhea in those with IBS-D; Calcium citrate contains magnesium and can therefore cause diarrhea, so it is recommended for those with constipation (IBS-C).”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...claim that it kills bad bacteria in the gut, helps to neutralize excess acid, balances the metabolic rate, improves vitamin and mineral absorption, and thereby reduces symptoms of IBS such as diarrhea and constipation.”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“...Vitamin A deficiency can worsen diarrhea symptoms in IBS because of reduced mucous membrane health...”
...recommendation Vitamin K
“Those with IBS should ensure adequate vitamin K intake as a deficiency can worsen the symptoms of IBS, including bloody stool, indigestion and diarrhea.”
...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is also thought to help with constipation and diarrhea by softening and adding smooth bulk to stool...”
...recommendation Smaller, More Frequent Meals
“Large meals can cause cramping and diarrhea for those with IBS...”

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Unconfirmed uses include: headache; migraine; toothache; indigestion; stomach ache; diarrhea; bronchitis; cough; asthma: prevention recurrent attacks of bronchial asthma; cholera; bacterial infections; coma; epilepsy; fever; stroke; liver toxicity; jaundice; promoting weight loss...”


...as a treatment
“...Although no toxic effects are known, diarrhea has been noted with the intake of very high dosage.”

Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...Diarrhea is often present clinically, although this may not be the immediate cause for seeing a physician...”


...as a treatment
“...Persistent heavy consumption of kava may cause diarrhea, an overall lethargy and apathy or a scaly skin condition...”

Korean Ginseng

...as a treatment
“...A number of side-effects are reported, including hypertension, euphoria, nervousness, insomnia, skin eruptions, and morning diarrhea, almost always using material of unknown quality...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...When symptoms do occur, however, it is usually within 30 minutes to 2 hours of consuming dairy products and can include gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, and recurrent abdominal pain, especially among children...”
...related topic
“...Common symptoms, which begin about 30 minutes to two hours after consuming foods or beverages containing lactose, may include: nausea, cramps, bloating, gas and/or diarrhea.  The severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of lactose consumed and the amount that an individual can tolerate.”
...our question about Bloating after meals
“...Symptoms include bloating, stomach pain, cramps, gas, or diarrhea...”


...as a treatment
“...This is an extremely safe product and the only side-effect ever described in an overdose of L-Arginine was mild diarrhea.  It is best to split the dose into 3gm twice per day...”


...as a treatment
“...An infusion or decoction of the root has been used as a diuretic in the treatment of kidney complaints and also to treat internal hemorrhaging, and diarrhea.  A poultice of the dried powdered leaves and stems has been used to relieve the pain of rheumatic joints...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...Symptoms of liver abscess include ... Diarrhea (affects 1-in-3 patients)...”


...as a treatment
“...Side-effects are rare with lysine supplements, although a few cases of abdominal cramps and diarrhea have been reported with very high doses (more than 10gm per day)...”


...as a treatment
“...Other forms ... Magnesium Sulfate, or Chloride: Inorganic; may cause diarrhea...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...Chronic or excessive vomiting and diarrhea may also result in magnesium depletion...”


...our question about Unexplained nausea
“Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur.”


...the condition
“...When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Diarrhea...”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Symptoms, which usually begin gradually, include loss of appetite, diarrhea, paleness, fatigue, and headache...”

Mesenteric Ischemia

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms of chronic disease develop more slowly and include abdominal pain after eating, abdominal distention, unintentional weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and loss of appetite...”

Middle Ear Infection

...the condition
“...The most common antibiotics are often associated with adverse toxic side-effects, including diarrhea, vomiting, diaper rash...”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...Infrequently, severe cases of lactose intolerance in children have been shown to cause damage to the lining of the intestine and severe diarrhea.  Milk Production Most problems with insufficient milk supply result from issues with breastfeeding during the first six weeks, when a mother's milk supply is being established...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“...Infants and young children who are vitamin A deficient are at an increased risk of appetite loss, eye problems, lower resistance to infections, more frequent and severe episodes of diarrhea and measles, iron deficiency anemia, and growth failure...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...These treatments may cause flu-like symptoms such as chills, fever, muscle aches, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Patients also may bleed or bruise easily, get a skin rash, or retain fluid...”


...as a treatment
“...The leaves have been ingested in remedies for arthritis, digestive problems, parasites, and dysentery (severe infection of the lower digestive tract characterized by acute diarrhea and dehydration)...”

Nutritional Deficiency Anemia

...the condition
“...When you fail to absorb what you eat, you will have diarrhea and weight loss in addition to the anemia...”

Nutritional Yeast

...as a treatment
“...Brewer's yeast has been used in connection with Diabetes, High cholesterol, Diarrhea (infectious)...”

Olive Leaf Extract

...as a treatment
“...If any of these symptoms should occur – greater fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint aches or flu-like symptoms, temporarily discontinue taking Olive Leaf Extract or cut back on the amount taken until the body can eliminate the toxic waste...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...It may cause nausea, as might the Cacit supplement, and diarrhea.  Alendronate is licensed for the treatment of post-menopausal osteoporosis, at all sites, in post-menopausal women...”

Painful Menstruation (Dysmenorrhea)

...the condition
“...In cases of primary dysmenorrhea, no disease or other medical cause can be found for the pain and other symptoms, which may include backache, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, and a feeling of tenseness...”

Panic Attacks

...the condition
“...attacks are often associated with physical symptoms such as shaking, a feeling your heart is pounding or racing, sweating, chest pain, shortness of breath, a feeling of choking, nausea, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, an out-of-body sensation (a feeling of being apart from oneself), tingling in the hands, chills or hot flashes, and headache...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...The victim may experience nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, anemia and listlessness...”


...the condition
“...Although the disease is usually mild, it can be severe, with extreme breathlessness, diarrhea and confusion...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...Food that you are allergic to can also do this and lead to diarrhea due to the lack of time for fluid absorption...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...recommendation Zinc
“...Studies show that poor, malnourished children in India, Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia experience shorter courses of infectious diarrhea after taking zinc supplements...”

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

...the condition
“...Physical ... Upset stomach, Diarrhea...”


...as a treatment
“...When given in high-dose pill form, potassium salts can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and ulcers...”

Potassium Need

...the condition
“...Potassium loss is increased by excessive fluid loss from sweating, urination (diuretics), diarrhea (laxatives) or the use of aspirin and some other drugs...”

Premenstrual Syndrome

...the condition
“...Some physical symptoms of PMS include ... Constipation or diarrhea...”


...as a treatment
“...Antibiotics can alter the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, decreasing the numbers of healthy bacteria and causing diarrhea.  Probiotics, taken during or after antibiotic therapy, can reduce or prevent this effect...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...recommendation Ephedra (Ma Huang)
“...patients on intermittent treatment and 48% on continuous treatment experienced adverse effects deemed non-serious such as dry mouth, headache, insomnia, nervousness, agitation, constipation and/or diarrhea...”

Progesterone Excess

...our question about Oral progesterone use
“...In one study, oral micronized progesterone at a dose of 400mg per day was associated with dizziness, abdominal cramping, headache, breast pain, muscle pain, irritability, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea and viral infections...”


...related topic
“...with effects such as vasodilation, vasoconstriction, stimulation of the smooth muscles of the bronchus or intestine, uterine stimulation; also involved in pain, inflammation, fever, allergic diarrhea, and dysmenorrhea...”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...The main side-effects are bladder irritation and diarrhea.  Some men also become impotent as a result...”

Protein Deficiency

...the condition
“...sound sleep); Chronic headaches; Blackouts; Nausea; Constipation and gas (protein deficiency can negatively affect enzyme production, muscle contractions in the GI tract, and digestion in general); Diarrhea; Reduced blood pressure; High cholesterol and triglycerides (due to the liver processing fats less efficiently); Growth problems in children; Edema (fluid retention); Irregular menstrual...”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“...Side-effects may include mouth sores, diarrhea and nausea...”

Radiation Poisoning

...the condition
“...Symptoms of acute exposure include ... Diarrhea...”

Rapid Intestinal Transit

...our question about Duration of current diarrhea symptoms
“Rapid passage (or transit) of stool is one of the most common causes of diarrhea.  Stool that leaves the large intestine too quickly is watery: there is not enough time for fluid and nutrients to be absorbed from the contents of the gastrointestinal tract.”

Rapid Stomach Emptying (Gastric Dumping)

...the condition
“...Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhea and shortness of breath...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...Chemotherapy drugs cause acute side-effects, including nausea, fatigue, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and sensitivity to sunlight...”


...the condition
“...When flushing is accompanied by itching, breathing difficulties or diarrhea, seek medical attention...”

Scotch Broom

...as a treatment
“...Large doses can cause stomach upset (vomiting, diarrhea), a weakened heart, and low blood pressure...”


...as a treatment
“...Chronic abuse can lead to a variety of complications such as chronic diarrhea with nutrient loss and excessive electrolyte loss/imbalance...”

Shepherd's Purse

...as a treatment
“...It has been used in English domestic practice from early times as an astringent in diarrhea.  It has been employed in fresh decoction in hematuria, hemorrhoids, chronic diarrhea and dysentery, and locally as a vulnerary in nose-bleeding, which is checked by inserting the juice on...”

Short Bowel Syndrome

...the condition
“...In cases of mild short bowel syndrome, eating small, frequent meals; increased fluid intake; nutritional supplements; and using medications to treat diarrhea may be all that is needed...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Inflammation in the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, and liver can cause problems like painful swallowing, heartburn, abdominal pain and swelling, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and weight loss...”

Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...People with celiac disease who also have new onset weight loss, diarrhea, or abdominal pain need immediate medical attention, including possible CT scan of the abdomen and barium study of the small bowel to rule out cancer...”

Somatoform Disorder

...the condition
“...Some of these include ... Diarrhea...”

Spicy Foods Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Adverse reactions to spicy foods include ... diarrhea...”


...as a treatment
“...Squawvine is also a remedy for diarrhea, shrinking tissues, muscle spasms, and nerves...”

Stool Exam

...as a treatment
“...Determining the cause of symptoms affecting the digestive tract, including prolonged diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, an increased amount of gas, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping, and fever...”

Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“...Diarrhea accompanied by emaciation and exhaustion...”

Sulfite Sensitivity

...the condition
“...These potentially toxic and harmful substances can cause nausea or diarrhea and precipitate asthma attacks in sensitive individuals...”

Tendency To Develop Polyps

...the condition
“...On rare occasions the bowel may become partially or completely blocked, resulting in symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating and (in severe cases) vomiting...”

Tendency Toward Allergic Reactions

...the condition
“...This overreaction causes allergy symptoms such as rash, itchy eyes, a runny nose, trouble breathing, nausea, or diarrhea.  Allergens that cause a reaction can come in contact with the skin, be inhaled, or be eaten...”

Test Serum Uric Acid Levels

...as a treatment
“...Uric Acid Stone formation Uric acid stones, which form in the absence of a secondary cause such as chronic diarrhea, vigorous exercise, dehydration, and animal protein loading, are believed to be secondary to obesity and insulin resistance seen in metabolic syndrome...”


...the condition
“...Other possible symptoms include ... Diarrhea...”

Thyroid Storm

...related topic
“...Symptoms include high fever (over 41°C, 106°F), rapid pulse (over 140 beats per minute), irregular heartbeat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and patient distress, confusion, seizures or coma.”


...the condition
“...Additional symptoms include abdominal discomfort, cramping and diarrhea.  The incubation period varies depending upon the number of parasites in the meat and the amount eaten...”
...related topic
“...The disease has variable clinical manifestations including diarrhea, eosinophilia, fever, myalgia and periorbital edema...”


...the condition
“...Trichobezoars can also cause foul breath, poor appetite, constipation, diarrhea, excessive gas, bowel obstruction, and even bowel perforation...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“...The patient feels chilly, tired and weak, suffering from headache and loss of appetite, followed by backache and either diarrhea or constipation...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...related topic
“Ulceration of the colon and rectum, usually long-term and characterized by rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, frequent urgent diarrhea/bowel movements each day, abdominal pain.”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“A variety of bacterial pathogens can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, fever or abdominal pain...”
...relationship to Dehydration
“Dehydration occurs in patients with severe diarrhea as seen in ulcerative colitis.”


...the condition
“...Some of the early signs include lethargy, mental depression, loss of appetite, and edema; later symptoms include diarrhea, anemia, convulsions, coma, and a gray-brown coloration...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...our question about Duration of current diarrhea symptoms
“Intermittent diarrhea can be a sign of B12 deficiency.”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...Niacin helps increase energy through improving food utilization and has been used beneficially for treating fatigue, irritability, and digestive disorders, such as diarrhea, constipation, and indigestion...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...It is also known to eliminate bad breath, aid in healing canker sores, and to ease some bouts of diarrhea.  Low doses of niacin can relieve migraine headaches...”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...If the amount you are using causes diarrhea, the dosage needs to be reduced...”

Vitamin D Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and symptoms of osteomalacia are burning in the mouth and throat, nervousness, diarrhea, and insomnia...”

Vitamin E

...as a treatment
“...Dr. Antonio J. DeLiz treated an advanced case of Crohn's disease (severe ileum or colon inflammation and ulceration with bloody diarrhea), another incurable disease, with remarkable results using 16,000 IU of vitamin E daily...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...The dumping syndrome in which food moves too quickly through the small intestine can cause nausea, weakness, sweating, faintness and sometimes diarrhea after eating...”

Weight Loss Surgery

...as a treatment
“...Longer-term risks and complications include: Bowel obstruction; Dumping syndrome, characterized by diarrhea, nausea, vomiting; Gallstones; Hernias; Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia); Malnutrition; Stomach perforation; Ulcers; Vomiting; Death (rare); Weight loss surgery is not recommended for those who...”

Whipworm Infection

...the condition
“...Symptoms of whipworm infection can include diarrhea, dysentery, and anemia...”

White Peony Root

...as a treatment
“...due to stagnation of the liver-qi, it is often dispensed with bupleurum root and cyperus tuber, as in Bupleurum Powder for Dispersing Liver-qi (Chai Hu Shu Gan San); for abdominal pain and diarrhea, it can be used with white atractylodes rhizome, tangerine peel and ledebouriella root, as in Prescription of Importance for Diarrhea with Pain(Tong Xie Yao Fang); for dysenteric abdominal...”

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

...the condition
“...Further symptoms include a runny nose, fever that is usually slight (under 102F / 38.9C), diarrhea (which can increase dehydration), and nose bleeds...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...Gastrointestinal ... Diarrhea...”


...as a treatment
“...acid reflux less troublesome; Improving nutrient absorption; Trapping allergens in the blood and digestive tract, thus decreasing symptoms from inhaled and swallowed antigens; Possibly stopping diarrhea through its absorptive action in the intestines; Patients with migraine headaches frequently are aware that certain foods will trigger headache attacks, for example red wine, preserved meats...”


...as a treatment
“...Signs of toxicity include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... diarrhea...”
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