Infections, medicines and emotional stress can all cause
diarrhea. It can make you weak and dehydrated.
Nutrition ideas that may help:
lost to your body due to diarrhea. Drink
a lot of liquids -- 8 or more glasses per day!
lost from your body in diarrhea.
If you do not have enough potassium you can feel very weak. Try
these high potassium foods: bananas, potatoes, fish and meat.
Some food can actually help stop the diarrhea. Try plain white
rice, cream of wheat or farina cereal, toasted white bread, plain
macaroni or noodles, boiled eggs, oatmeal, ice cream, jello,
applesauce, bananas, canned fruit, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and
Don't skip meals
, even though you don't feel like
eating. Eat small amounts of food every couple of hours.
Try eating foods at
rather than very
hot or cold.
Stay away from fatty, greasy and fried foods.
Do not eat
donuts, chips, fried potatoes or french fries, bacon, sausages,
gravy, bologna, hot dogs, fried chicken, fried fish, or other fried
meats. Use only
amounts of margarine, butter, cream or
oil in your food.
Stay away from spicy foods. Do
eat chili, pizza, hot
sauce or tacos.
Avoid foods with a lot of crunchy fiber which can irritate your
intestines. Do not eat raw fruits or raw vegetables or the skins or
seeds of any fruit or vegetable. Do not eat corn.,whole wheat
breads or nuts.
If you have cramps, stay away from foods that can cause gas. Do
not eat dried beans, canned beans, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower,
or drink carbonated drinks, or beer. Chewing gum should also be
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a