Diarrhea is commonly experienced as a result of gastroenteritis but may also be caused by specific medication. Diarrhea is defined as passing loose, watery stools more than three times a day. Diarrhea may also result from conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and autonomic neuropathy.
Common causes of diarrhea
- Food intolerances - such as lactose or gluten intolerance
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Drinking too much coffee or alcohol
In most cases diarrhea will clear within a week. If diarrhea persists longer is accompanied by other symptoms such as:
- Blood in your stools
- Unexplained weight loss
Depending on the cause of diarrhea, treatment may vary. And don't forget to use the Spike App for insulin reminders!