top of page
  • Writer's pictureGaurav Arora, MD

The Runs (Chronic Diarrhea)

Chronic diarrhea is when a person has loose or watery stools (poop) for a long time, usually more than 4 weeks. It can be very uncomfortable and make it hard to do everyday things.

There are a few things that can make a person more likely to have chronic diarrhea:

  • Eating certain foods that the person is sensitive to

  • Certain medical conditions like inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease

  • Taking certain medications

  • Stress

  • Bacterial or viral infections

If a person has chronic diarrhea, there are a few things they can do to help themselves feel better. Some things they can try include:

  • Drinking more water to stay hydrated

  • Avoiding foods that they think might be causing the diarrhea

  • Taking over-the-counter medications like bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol) or loperamide (Imodium)

  • Eating foods that are easy to digest

If the diarrhea persists, it's important to see a doctor who will help diagnose the underlying cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. Prescription medications may also be recommended.

Chronic diarrhea can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition, but with the help of a doctor and appropriate treatment, most people can find relief. It's important to see a doctor if the diarrhea persists for more than a few days or is accompanied by other symptoms such as significant weight loss or blood in the stool.

26 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Diverticulosis- What is it?

Understanding Diverticulosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Management Diverticulosis is a common condition that affects the colon (large intestine). It occurs when small pouches or sacs, known as diverticula


Abdominal bloating is a feeling of fullness or swelling in the stomach area. It can make your belly look bigger than usual and can sometimes be painful. There are many different things that can cause


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page