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Diarrhea after eating

Diarrhea can occur just after eating, which is not usual when compared to classic diarrhea that does not occur only after eating. We will talk more about diarrhea occurring just after eating in the following lines. Improper absorption of the nutrients is the cause of the bowel movement following eating. Also, there is a chance that your body cannot absorb some of the substance of the food you have just ate and this causes the diarrhea. This can be connected to the chemical or toxin found in the food. There are some foods, like fruit juice or prunes, which are natural laxatives and maybe they are to be blamed for the diarrhea.

Causes

Next we will see which are the mayor causes of the diarrhea after eating. The first we will talk about is the irritable bowel syndrome, which is one of the biggest culprits of this problem. It is a colon, more precisely large intestine, disorder, and even though it does not cause great problems some discomfort is felt. It leads to problems such as abdominal pain, bloating, cramping and constipation. Next possible cause is the gluten allergy and in these cases you have to avoid foods containing gluten in order to avoid allergic reaction. Some foods that can cause this type of allergy are gram flour, barley, rye, wheat and so on. Also, wheat can be found in buckwheat and oats, so you should avoid them as well. Intolerance to lactose is one of the potential causes of diarrhea after eating. Dairy products, milk and sugar are where you can found lactose and its digestion is made problematic due to the low levels of lactose in the body, which is ironic actually. If you are lactose intolerant and you have a problem with bloating, the problem we are talking about in this text will occur after eating foods with lactose. Foods with toxins, bacteria or viruses can lead to poisoning if consumed, which will cause diarrhea after eating, along with vomiting, fever, appetite loss, abdominal pain, stomach cramps, tiredness after eating and nausea. All of these problems will appear after eating as well.

Treatment

Lifestyle and diet alterations will be needed. Those who are intolerant to lactose should consult a doctor, while others should include foods rich in fiber. Avoid foods with gluten, which we have mentioned earlier, drink a lot of water and try taking lactose enzyme drops or tablets, which can prevent the problem from occurring. ORS or oral rehydration solution must be given to children suffering from this problem in order to prevent bloating and dehydration after eating. Drink a lot of fluids if you are suffering from food poisoning and try to avoid dairy products, caffeine and alcohol. But remember to see a doctor the minute this problem occurs.

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