About Diarrhea

Fruit-Eze Regularity Blend can provide relief of the symptoms of diarrhea.

What is Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is characterized by frequent bowel movements that are watery or made up of loosely formed stools. Diarrhea is often accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, and an urgency to move the bowels. It can also be accompanied by nausea, fever, and bloody stools.
Acute diarrhea lasts for a day or two (or may last up to 2-3 weeks) and often stops as suddenly as it started. Diarrhea lasting longer than 3 weeks is considered chronic and may be an indicator of other problems.

What is Diarrhea Caused By?

There are a number of factors or conditions that can cause diarrhea. One case of diarrhea can have several causes. Below, is a list of potential causes of diarrhea:

  • Infection (parasites, bacteria, virus)
  • Laxatives
  • Chronic disease (cancer, diabetes, thyroid and endocrine diseases, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease)
  • High blood pressure medication, cancer drugs, antibiotics, antacids containing magnesium
  • Food allergies, food additives
  • Following surgery or radiation of the GI tract
  • Tumors, and functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Emotional distress or fear
  • Unknown origin

What are Some of the Treatments?

Under advice from a doctor, bulk forming agents can help to relieve diarrhea. Ask your doctor about trying Fruit-Eze™ Regularity Blend. This unique blend of fibers can help to provide relief from the symptoms of diarrhea.

Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. Viral infections may be permitted to run their course or they may be treated with medications (depending on the severity and type of virus). If you have diarrhea, be sure to talk with your doctor about your symptoms and treatment plan. There are many possible treatments for ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. See your gastroenterologist, or your doctor, for treatment of diarrhea related to these conditions.

Fluid intake is important especially for children and the elderly.

Fluid Intake is Important

Drink fluids. With both ordinary and chronic diarrhea, hydration is critical even if the fluids run right through. Water, mineral water, clear soup, sports drinks, and gelatin are good choices. Avoid milk, alcohol and diuretic beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, or grapefruit juice. Fluid intake is especially critical among children, the sick and older adults who often have difficulty remaining hydrated even under normal conditions (a small child can die within a few days from dehydration).