BY: CHRISTIAN MIKE SIMMONS

Picture this:

You have a day off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and decided that you’ll spend that time with the one you love.

Or…

You have an important job interview to attend that will turn your life around.

Then, all of a sudden, you feel the rumbling inside your stomach and you rush to the nearest bathroom for the dozenth time.

You sit on the “throne” and, like a rushing wave, you expel your waste from “the other end”.

Diarrhea has left its mark once again.

You’re so sick and tired of the rush and the mess that you decide that it’s time to take a more active approach to this issue.

If this sounds like you, read on.

WHAT IS DIARRHEA?

Bubble guts, and Hershey squirts are just two figures of speech describing what diarrhea is.

However, if you’re looking for a more diagnosable definition, according to an article by Medical News Today, it is the abnormal expelling of loose and\or watery stool.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DIARRHEA?

Now that you know what it is, you now search for how this happened to you.

Well, continue reading.

Looking at an article by WebMd, we find a number of different potential causes for the squirting invader.

  • Overindulgence of alcohol.
  • Being allergic to certain foods that you eat.
  • Food poisoning
  • Some medications
  • Upsetting your stomach when it doesn’t want the food you’re eating

And numerous others.

WHO’S AT RISK OF DIARRHEA?

People who fall into the categories listed above are prime candidates for the “brown rivers”.

If you can’t afford the “potty” time, make sure you don’t find yourself doing the things listed under the “causes” section in this article.

WHEN SHOULD I SEE A DOCTOR?

Finally coming to an understanding of such an inconvenience to your life, you then decide to find out when it is more than just an annoying problem.

Below, you’ll find out when you should see a doctor.

An article that can be found by the Mayo Clinic, tells you of several signs to report to your doctor about if you should ever experience them.

  1. Can’t seem to get past it: If you have persistent diarrhea that lasts for more than two days, it may be time to see your doctor for him to help you do something about it.
  2. Pain in the butt: When you “do your business” do you notice that it becomes painful? Talk to your doctor.
  3. Wrong Color: After you finish another round of diarrhea, do you notice that your stool doesn’t appear to be the right color? Bloody or perhaps black stool? Go to your doctor.

These are just three of the times that should tell you that something isn’t right and you need to consult with your doctor.

HOW’S DIARRHEA TREATED?

When you go see a doctor, you probably want to know exactly how he plans on helping you eliminate this watery waste.

Back to the Medical News Today article, we find just what your doctor can do for you.

Your doctor may prescribe:

  • Anti-diarrheal Medication: Among his arsenal of medications, he may give you some medicine that deals with the issue directly.
  • Antibiotics: For diarrhea that’s caused by a bacteria, your doctor may give you an antibiotic to deal with the bacteria that caused your diarrhea.

There may be other types of medications that he can give you, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll leave it at two.

WHAT AT-HOME CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM DIARRHEA?

Armed with all this knowledge, you then get curious on how to deal with this problem personally, and without having to see a doctor about it.

As you reread the article by the Mayo Clinic, you find that you can visit your local drug store and find the over-the-counter version of the same medications listed above, and you find some helpful tips about things you can do differently.

  1. Keep hands washed and sanitized: If you prevent the outside from coming inside your body, it can’t affect you.
  2. Watch what you eat and drink: As the old saying goes: “If you look for trouble, you will find it.”
  3. Look out for signs: If you’re cautious enough, you may notice the signs listed in this article and be able to do something about it before “the brown rivers are unleashed.”

FINAL NOTES:

For more information on diarrhea, check out the website articles mentioned in this article.

The Medical News Today website

The WebMd website

The Mayo Clinic website

And that finishes another article brought to you by Simmons Health Solutions.

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