by Charlotte Wood
(last updated March 2, 2009)
I'm sure you've all experienced that uncomfortable feeling of eating something that didn't settle quite right. You then start feeling extremely uncomfortable, and feel the sudden need to run to the bathroom. You barely make it in time, and proceed to go diarrhea. Gross. There is no real tactful way talk about diarrhea, and it is one of those subjects and problems that people do want to know about. It's one of those health problems that everyone deals with at some point or another, and because it's pretty much inevitable, you should know how best to deal with it.
Many different things can bring on diarrhea—anything that doesn't usually suit well with you could easily bring on diarrhea. Falling into poor eating habits—eating donuts and candy bars and Hershey Kisses and potato chips—can also definitely mess up your indigestion. Diarrhea can also accompany other health problems like the flu, for example. Fortunately, diarrhea—whether as a symptom or the sole problem—is easily treated. There are a few different ways you can cure your diarrhea, and you might have to try a couple to find what works best.
You can cure diarrhea through improving your diet. This can mean eating healthier overall, or just eating differently for a few days when you're experiencing diarrhea. If you want to better avoid diarrhea, then you will want to eat healthier. You want to eat fruits, vegetables, and grains. By improving the overall health of your body, you can better prevent diarrhea. If you haven't been eating healthy, then you might want to try fasting for 24 hours to cleanse your body, and then you can start over!
You can also try over-the-counter medication. Drugs like Immodium can work great for the occasional case of diarrhea. You don't want to take it all the time though, because then you'll actually end up increasing your diarrhea occurrences. You can take drugs like Immodium for the occasional diarrhea episode, but do remember to be careful about taking it too much.
The final thing you should keep in mind with dealing with diarrhea is that you often just need to wait it out. Of course, there are remedies you can try to, at least temporarily, cure your diarrhea, like diet and drugs. However, you do need to be patient. While uncomfortable, diarrhea is most often a temporary discomfort. If your diarrhea persists or includes blood or anything else that is out of the norm, then you should see your doctor.
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