Diarrhea Symptoms. Is there a relationship between Diarrhea and Food Intolerance?
Yes, there is, although your diarrhea is not always necessarily caused by an intolerance. If you have suffered badly with diarrhea but have not identified what is causing these issues, then you may have a food intolerance.
Food Intolerances and allergies are a lot more common than most people realize, as there are many people around the world and in the UK not knowing that they are living with food intolerance. Once you have identified your intolerances, however, there are ways to manage it, and if you successfully avoid the offending food item, your symptoms may disappear.
What is diarrhea?
Diarrhea is when there is an increase in the number of times you go to the toilet or the amount of excrement there is when you go to the toilet. As a symptom, it is extremely common, uncomfortable and inconvenient for many. Like constipation, people find this to be extremely embarrassing, but it can also cause physical harm. These symptoms can lead to dehydration and headaches, as the body is flushing out more than it is taking in.
Many people believe that there is only one type of diarrhea. However, it can present itself in many forms, including Inflammatory Diarrhoea, Osmotic Diarrhoea and Secretory Diarrhoea.
This issue is increasingly common, and can often be the result of food intolerance, as well as many other conditions. It is important that you consult your GP should your symptoms not subside after an elimination diet or allergy medication.
If you suspect you have a food sensitivity, food intolerance or are suffering from a food-related allergy, then you’ll want to understand how it is caused, what it’s doing to your body and whether your symptoms are related to an allergy or intolerance.
There are some symptoms that are very common to food allergies and/or intolerances, and some which can be a sign of many different conditions — making it all the more important to truly identify the root cause or causes.
To find out more about specific symptoms, click the images below.