Diarrhea: What is Causing Loose Stools and Can Probiotics Help?

Diarrhea can be caused by many things. It is your body's way of telling you that something is not right in your body. Instead of trying to stop the signals with medication, find out the cause(s) so you can choose the proper diarrhea treatment.

Please note that this page is going to be a work in progress, so bear with me. My main incentive for posting it in its unfinished state is to alert people to the fact that loperamide, a commonly-used medication for loose stools, can cause severe heart rhythm problems or death and can interact with medications as this June 7, 2016 page and table from the US FDA June 7, 2016 website (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm504617.htm) shows:

The moral of that story is to take only the recommended dosage in the recommended time frame. Do not overdose.

But what is causing your diarrhea?  to be continued...

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