7 Medical Causes For Frequent Diarrhoea

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Imagine you are in the middle of an important meeting and your stomach starts to gurgle and you immediately get the urge to pass stools, and what worse? This happens multiple times a day!

If you have experienced situations similar to the one above, then you could be a victim of frequent diarrhoea, right?

Loose motion, or diarrhoea, is a condition in which the consistency of the stools is extremely watery and also the frequency of your visits to the bathroom also increases. Loose motions can be quite dangerous, as they can lead to dehydration when not treated at the right time.

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Diarrhoea can lead to the depletion of fluids and electrolytes from the body and it also flushes out the essential nutrients, thereby making the person weaker.

In addition, being affected by loose motions on a regular basis can definitely come in the way of a person's daily activities.

So, here are a few causes for diarrhoea, backed by medical science that you must know, so you can prevent the ailment.


1. IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a digestive disorder in which the digestive tract gets inflamed causing frequent loose motions and gastritis.


2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This disease is similar to IBS, however, in this condition, just the gastrointestinal tract is inflamed leading to digestive disorders, including diarrhoea.


3. Food Allergies

If you are allergic to certain kinds of foods like nuts, dairy products, etc., you could be affected by loose stools, every time you consume these foods! A food allergy test will help determine the types of foods you are allergic to.


4. Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a condition in which there is a small bulge developed in intestines, which hinders the healthy digestion of food and cause diarrhoea.


5. Extreme Exercising

If you are someone who exercises more than required on a regular basis, it can make your rectal canal loose and cause loose motions frequently.


6. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a person suffers from pain in the skeletal muscles, associated with fatigue. This condition is associated with IBS, thus causing frequent diarrhoea.


7. Stress

Stress can be the root cause of number of ailments, including diarrhea. Stress can cause indigestion, which in turn causes frequent loose motions.

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Story first published: Friday, March 17, 2017, 17:30 [IST]
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