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What causes diarrhea?

From the food you eat to life’s stresses to catching the stomach flu, there are many causes of diarrhea. Most diarrhea triggers are from everyday events or common viruses; however, some cases may signal an underlying medical condition.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Stomach Flu  Menstruation  Stress 

Food Poisoning  Eating Habits and Food  Medications

Diarrhea can be caused by various factors. Temporary diarrhea usually lasts one to two days and can be a result of food ingested, a viral or bacterial infection, or even traveling. If you have diarrhea lasting more than two days, or recurring diarrhea, we recommend seeking advice from a professional.

Below, you’ll find some of the most common answers to what causes diarrhea and how you can manage and cope with the symptoms.