Wednesday, January 6, 2010


My diarrhea are back today...
It's really happen after I ate oily food...
I told my parents, but they said nothing...
So I look information from the internet and this is what I've found...

Chronic Diarrhea


What is chronic diarrhea? Chronic diarrhea is an increase in the amount of stool you have each day without changing your diet. You may also have an increased number of bowel movements in a day. The word chronic is used to describe conditions that may slowly get worse, come and go, and last for a long time. Diarrhea that lasts longer than four weeks may be considered chronic. Diarrhea is a symptom of an illness, infection, or another condition.

What causes chronic diarrhea? Chronic diarrhea may be caused by any of the following:

* Diet: Some people may not be able to completely digest (break down) certain foods, which leads to diarrhea. These foods may include those with carbohydrates (breads, cereals, and grains), fats, or other nutrients. Drinking too much alcohol too often may also lead to diarrhea. Adult drinks such as beer, wine, whiskey, and vodka contain alcohol.

* Diseases: These may include diseases of the stomach and bowels, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Diarrhea may occur with some types of cancer or problems affecting the thyroid or pancreas. It may also occur with diseases that weaken your immune system. The immune system is the part of your body that fights infections.

* Infection: This may be caused by germs, such as bacteria or viruses, or parasites (small living creatures).

* Medicine: Chronic diarrhea may occur when you use laxatives to treat constipation (dry, hard stools). It may also occur with some antibiotics, especially if they are used for a long time. Certain heart medicines and mineral supplements, such as magnesium, may also cause chronic diarrhea.

* Surgery or procedures: Chronic diarrhea may happen after you have stomach or bowel surgery. It may also occur with procedures that hurt the muscle that controls passing of stool.

* Unknown: In some cases, the cause of chronic diarrhea is not known.

What signs and symptoms may be related to my chronic diarrhea? You may pass small, liquid, or very loose stools. Your stools may contain blood, mucus, pus, or oil. You may feel like you need to have a bowel movement right away and not be able to control it. You may have stomach pain or weight loss. You may feel hard lumps on the sides of your neck that may be painful or have a fever with chills (shaking). The skin around your anus may be irritated, swollen, or thickened. A mass (lump) in your rectum may be seen or felt. You may have palpitations (a fast, pounding heartbeat) and your skin may look more red than usual.

How may my chronic diarrhea be treated? Your treatment will depend on the condition causing your chronic diarrhea. Before using any treatments, see your caregiver. Some treatments may make your diarrhea worse. Treatment may include any of the following:

* Fasting: This is when you do not eat, eat very little, or stop eating some foods. If you have a problem with digesting certain foods, your diarrhea may stop if you fast. Ask your caregiver if fasting would help your diarrhea go away.
(This is good! So I can diet as well?? LOL)

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