Stop Diarrhea and Diarrhea Causes

Diarrhea occurs when normal absorption of water from the stools has not taken place, so that stools are characteristically loose and runny.

Diarrhea Causes :

There are 2 basic causes of diarrhea.

  1. Excessive fluid in the intestines.
  2. Excessive propulsive action.

Excessive fluid in the intestines can result from conditions that decrease the absorption of water from the colon, or from conditions that cause water to be secreted into the intestines, as in cholera or other infections. The body secretes excess water in order to “flush” out disease or toxins, so, if it is possible, it is best to allow diarrhea to run its course.

Excessive propulsive action may be caused by nervous and chemical factors or by partial obstruction of the intestines.

Diarrhea is a feature of many conditions, including dysentery, food poisoning, cholera, typhoid, gastroenteritis, and parasitic infestation. It can also be brought on by stress or anxiety, and in babies it may be caused by lactose intolerance.

Causes of Chronic Diarrhea:

Chronic diarrhea may be caused by Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or cancer of the colon.

*Important: Make sure that you drink enough fluids as you are at risk of dehydration with diarrhea. Restrict your food intake to soups as they are easily digestible.


    chamomile for diarrhea
  • CHAMOMILE: It is a natural pain reliever which will help to rid your body of cramps and inflammation.

  • GINGER: Ginger tea can stop cramps and pain or take Ginger in capsules. Drinks like ginger ale or carrot juice is good for making the stools less watery.

  • CAYENNE: Take in capsules to help digestive system.

Vitamins and Minerals:

  • POTASSIUM: Increase intake as potassium is easily lost with diarrhea.

  • VITAMINS B1 and B3: Increase intake as B1 and B3 address the digestive system.

  • Multi-vitamin and mineral supplement: Take with food when you are able to eat properly again, to replace lost nutrients.

  • ACIDOPHILUS: Take plenty of acidophilus for at least a month after an attack, to ensure the health of the bowels.

Choose a Home Remedy for Diarrhea

    apples cure diarrhea
  • CARROTS: Carrot juice or soup is very helpful to treat diarrhea, especially with infant diarrhea.

  • WATER: Drink plenty of water to flush out your system.

  • YOGURT: A natural cure for diarrhea caused by an infection or disease is to add yogurt to your diet. Yogurt contains Lactobacillus Acidophilus (or L Acidophilus), which is a good bacteria that fights bad bacteria.

  • AVOID DAIRY PRODUCTS: During diarrhea outbreaks, it's best to avoid most dairy products, which tend to make diarrhea worse, except for yogurt. This includes milk, butter, creams, and eggs.

  • NATURAL APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: Take 1 tablespoon every hour until diarrhea stops. The vinegar not only helps stop diarrhea, it also replenishes potassium and magnesium which are lost with diarrhea.

  • BANANA: Eat 1 green banana every 2 to 4 hours until symptoms subside.

  • APPLE: Grate an apple with its skin; let it turn brown (about 15 minutes). Eat to cure diarrhea.

  • BLUEBERRIES: Eat a cup of fresh blueberries to stop diarrhea. A compound found in blueberries effectively fights the bacteria that cause most cases of diarrhea.

  • AVOID CARBONATED BEVERAGES: Due to their gaseous state they may contribute to explosive diarrhea.

  • COCONUT MACAROON COOKIES: Eat a couple to stop diarrhea.

  • CINNAMON: In a cup mix 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp or a little bit more of sugar. Add to hot water. Stir, let cool and drink in one gulp if you can.

  • BROWN RICE: Boil brown rice and water for 45 minutes eat the rice (it contains Vitamin B) and drink the water to cure diarrhea.

Important! Again, if possible, allow the diarrhea to run its course as this is nature's way of ridding the body of toxins.

However, the main concern with diarrhea is the possibility of dehydration from the loss of body fluids and electrolytes; especially in young children. According to Dr. Greene of American Baby, "If the diarrhea lasts longer than a week, or is accompanied by more than 72 hours of fever, contact your pediatrician right away.

However, if your baby won't drink or appears to be getting dehydrated (dry mouth, crying without tears, sunken soft spot, lethargic, or going eight hours without producing urine) or if your baby is younger than 2 months old and has diarrhea with a fever. Vomiting for 24 hours, eight stools in eight hours, or the presence of blood, mucus, or pus in the stool; promptly call your pediatrician.

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