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Dealing with Stooling



Stools are watery bowels passed out as a result of various reasons ranging from food ate, drugs, bad water or even diarrhoea.
Many people suffer from stooling which many call purging. Although stooling can be as a result of some of the above mentioned, stooling also might occur to cleanse the body.

Causes of Stooling

Food poisoning

This can be as a result of poorly prepared food, food that has certain ingredients your body does not like or even stale food. Symptoms associated with this type of stooling include, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea.

Dietary products

Certain dietry products containing alcohol, milk, coffee, spicy food and lactose can cause stooling.

Irritable bowels

People with irritable bowel syndrome are likely to suffer stooling more frequently. Irritable bowels are known with symptoms like bloating, indigestion, constipation, abdominal gas and pain.

Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)

An overactive thyroid is where the thyroid gland produces too many hormones, interfering with its normal functioning. This can cause loose stools or diarrhea. Other symptoms can include mood instability, poor regulation of sleep, swelling around the neck, erratic body temperature, irritability and weight loss.

How to stop Stooling

1. First stay hydrated: the first thing to do is when battling with stooling is to stay hydrated. The body looses lot of fluid during this period. Thus, its important to take water in order for those lost to be replenished. Many may try to stay away from taking water because they are afraid of stooling more especially while in public but, without water it’s impossible for your body to function properly which might lead to a shut down but then you can take supplement like Oral Rehydration Therapy popularly known as ORT.

2. Taking anti-diarrhoea medications: this can be gotten at any pharmaceutical company.

3. Knowing the source: it’s always important to know the source of the problem as it goes a long way in dealing with the issue.

4. Deliberate life style change: after the source of the problem has been known, it’s necessary to begin to make deliberate effort in ensuring that those food items that might trigger this be avoided.

5. See a doctor: when stooling goes more than a day seeing a doctor might become necessary as the problem might no longer be associated with food injested. Other reasons to see a doctor include: chronic and frequent stools, weight loss, bloody diarrhea or stools, stools that look black or tar-like, high fever, severe dehydration even though frequent water is taken, fast heart rate, dizziness or fainting, chills and severe stomach pain and cramps that don’t go away.

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