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Why do I always have diarrhea after I eat?

By Anonymous June 29, 2017 - 2:13pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community.

Diarrhea that happens after you eat a meal is known as postprandial diarrhea (PD).

Anonymous, do you have any known food allergies, sensitivities or intolerance?
Does the diarrhea happen regardless of what you are eating?

Many of the conditions that cause PD require medical treatment, but these four lifestyle treatments may also ease the condition:

Avoid trigger foods: Certain foods may contribute to PD. If you aren’t sure what your trigger foods are, keep a food diary. Make note of what you eat and when you experience PD. Look for food commonly associated with PD, such as fatty foods, fiber, and dairy.

Practice food safety: Keep bad bacteria at bay by washing fruits and vegetables before eating them, cooking meat to the proper temperature, and properly refrigerating foods that need to be kept cold.

Eat smaller meals: Eat five to six small meals a day instead of three big ones. This may help your intestines more easily digest food, and that could reduce symptoms of PD.

Reduce stress: Your mind has a lot of power over your gut. When you’re stressed or worried, you may make your stomach upset more easily. Learning to manage your stress and anxiety is good not only for your mental health, but also for your digestive health.

Consider consulting a gastroenterologist about this.


June 30, 2017 - 6:12am
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