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Among the most common bowel problems are constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.

Constipation is not really a disease, but it is a very common, and causes serious other problems if it is ignored. Diarrhea can be caused by various factors, but one of the most frequent is infection. Depending on the causes, some infections may induce very serious problems, while others are not so dangerous. Many factors can cause the infection, not only bacteria. It can be a result of fungus, virus, mold, parasites, yeast and inappropriate hygiene. All of these elements have a common name, pathogens. Pathogens attack intestines and even urinary tracts, and can even be life-threatening. There are several types of intestinal infections, classified by the cause of the condition. If the cause is yeast, a transformation of yeast to fungi is probable. This is usually a result of bad nutrition and most commonly, excessive use of antibiotics. The most dangerous source of bacteria is food. Improper handling of food may produce bacteria. For example, an uncooked meal of food which spent long time in the sun is a breeding spot for bacteria. Some of the other causes of diarrhea are the use of laxatives, irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis. Irritable bowel syndrome is attributed to stress and tension, and the real cause is not known yet. Bloating, excessive wind, diarrhea or constipation are some of the main symptoms. Medical attention is required with this condition, so you should see your GP if you recognize any of them or if you suspect of IBS. Colitis is the inflammation of colon, the large bowel, and one of the main symptoms is also diarrhea, followed by blood and pain in the stomach.

However, if you get some intestinal problems, you need to follow few simple rules. Besides going to a doctor for a proper diagnose, your nutrition is the most important part. You have to control what you consume. So eat food prepared only in your home. You should limit the intake of food which can be heavy for your stomach. Liquids are highly advised. Drink plenty of water, lime juice or buttermilk. You have to avoid dehydration. Another advice we can give you is to take care of your hygiene. This can increase the speed of the disease elimination. But it can also prevent it from ever happening. If you get the infection, for example, consuming bananas and peppermint or ginger tea are home remedies you can use. Remember that intestines are a vital part of our body. They are one of the most important organs for proper functioning of human body. Because of this, medical consultation is necessary. Professional diagnoses and treatment will lead to positive results.

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