Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Continuing on with our talk about loose poo...
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COMMON CAUSES OF CHRONIC LOOSE STOOLS?
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome * Food Intolerances (e.g. lactose, gluten, salicylates, FODMAPs) * Coeliac Disease * Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis) * Diverticulitis * Stress & Anxiety * Hyperthyroidism * Diabetes * Medications & Supplements (e.g. magnesium) * Alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods
ACUTE DIARRHOEA - most frequently results from gastroenteritis caused by a virus, bacteria or protozoa.
REMEMBER: Please see your doctor if you have any of the following - sudden changes in your bowel movements, blood in your stools, unexplained weight loss or a family history of colorectal cancer.
HOW CAN A NATUROPATH HELP?
If you have a medical diagnosis of any of the above conditions, a NATUROPATH can provide dietary, lifestyle, nutritional, and herbal support to help manage your condition in the long-term.
If your doctor has ruled out any of these disorders and you are still experiencing bowel issues, then a NATUROPATH can help to uncover the underlying problem and provide a plan to address.