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Causes of diarrhea: food intolerances

Food intolerances can sometimes cause diarrhea.

What is a food intolerance?

Food intolerances. Food intolerance occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a certain type of food. Symptoms may develop hours – or even days – after eating the trigger food.

Common symptoms of a food intolerance:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain

An example of a common food intolerance is to lactose – a sugar found in milk and other dairy products.

Avoid your trigger foods

If you have a food intolerance, stay away from your trigger foods to help avoid your symptoms. You can try to identify your trigger foods by keeping a food diary of what you eat every day, and then, aligning this information to the symptom.

Read on for ways to manage your diarrhea

Why treat your diarrhea?

Diarrhea can be a symptom of food intolerances. IMODIUM® products contain an active ingredient called Loperamide, which works to help restore the digestive system to its normal pace. If symptoms persist for more than two days or get worse, consult your healthcare professional.

Tips for Managing Diarrhea

Causes of Diarrhea

What are the different causes of diarrhea?

Diarrhea can be caused by a range of things from gastroenteritis to food sensitivity. No matter the trigger of diarrhea, it can really disrupt your life.