Bowel upsets are prevalent symptoms of food intolerances, with diarrhea being top of the list. It comes in different forms, which we will discover in this article, as well as learning about how it connects to food intolerances. There are also some handy strategies that are safe for you to try at home, which can be quite effective at quelling any loose bowel motions.
For reference, diarrhoea is classified as loose bowel motions that happen at least three times per day.
Let’s start with a look at the two main types of diarrhea:
Acute – this is the kind of diarrhea that we associate with the gastro bug. It usually comes from bacteria or viruses that end up in the digestive tract. Things like food poisoning, viral infections and traveling can bring on acute bouts of diarrhea, and it can last up to 3 weeks. New medicines, including antibiotics, can also cause this to occur.
This type of diarrhea is what we expect of food intolerance related bowel issues. It occurs for longer than three weeks, with three bouts of loose stools or more daily. Disease states and poor digestive function can cause this type of diarrhea, particularly conditions such as IBS, leaky gut, Chrons and other gut issues. When it comes to food intolerances that cause diarrhea, fructose and lactose are high on the list. They are both intolerances that occur when sugar molecules can’t be efficiently digested, and this can cause massive fermentation and bowel issues to occur. Other symptoms can happen as well, including urgency, explosiveness and pain.
As we’ve mentioned, diarrhea often happens when the digestive system is not functioning at its best. There may be a lack of digestive enzymes or some other functional or food-related issue that is causing it.
Symptoms that occur concomitantly to diarrhea:
The main known causes of diarrhea are bacteria or viruses, food poisoning, travellers diarrhea, IBS, Chron’s disease, leaky gut issues and of course undiagnosed food intolerance. If at any time you find blood in your stools, speak to your GP immediately.
As we’ve mentioned above, there can be many causes of diarrhea, and food intolerances are definitely one of them. If the intolerance is to do with the break down of certain sugars, then diarrhea is especially likely to occur. The main food intolerances that have diarrhea as a significant symptom are:
In the case of fructose and lactose intolerance, certain enzymes are missing from the digestive tract. So the undigested sugar can cause lots of fluid accumulation, resulting in diarrhoea.
Food intolerances also elicit an IgG response in the immune system, and this can cause inflammation to occur throughout the body. When its diarrhoea that’s happening as a result, the digestive tract is the central spot for the inflammation to occur.
If you are experiencing diarrhoea, this next section gives you some strategies that are safe to try at home, and often effective at managing errant diarrhoea. Of course, if the cause is a food intolerance, then testing is your best option; we will discuss this more a bit later on.
The following are some simple lifestyle changes that you can make, which can be really effective at limiting diarrhea outbursts.
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Today’s article has looked at diarrhea as a symptom of food intolerances. There are several reasons why diarrhea can occur, and we take a look into these and other symptoms that can occur at the same time.
In relation to food intolerances, we discuss the main ones that can cause loose stools, why this happens, and some action steps that you can take to help reduce its frequency in your life.
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