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A PATIENT ASKS ABOUT ONGOING LOOSE BOWELS….AND I REPLY

BOOK ON HEALTHGood Morning Dr. lakin,

For the past few months i have been getting diarrhea, i don’t eat a lot of meat,  I’ve been eating lots of fruit, but wondering if i need more roughage or if i have a bug of some kind……Patty

 

Dear Patty;
Hard to say……such symptoms are non specific.

You probably DO NOT have an infection.

Start witih some Florastor probiotic…over the counter…1 daily.
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Perhaps some fiber in the form of Metamucil or Citrucel…which will ‘balance’ the bowels often and give it bulk.  Try that too

Avoid any sugar free gums or candies….these have non-absorbable sugars
Stop all supplements… often-times these can become difficult to digest, even if you’ve taken them for some time.

Give this 3 weeks to work.

D