Information about diarrhea and treatments, including tips for managing diarrhea with dietary changes.
Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stools three or more times a day that may or may not cause pain or discomfort in the abdomen and/or rectum. Because diarrhea can cause many problems, including dehydration, loss of important nutrients, weight loss, and fatigue, it should never be ignored or left untreated. This hand-out answers questions about and offers tips for managing diarrhea.
Low Fiber Diet for Diarrhea
A low fiber diet can help control diarrhea. This article goes over which foods to eat and which foods to stay away from, especially for those with cancer or who are getting cancer treatment.
Preventing Dehydration During Cancer Treatment
Cancer treatments can lead to dehydration in some cases. Water is essential to proper functioning of the body so it is important that patients try to maintain hydration. This article provides tips to avoid dehydration and ways to increase your fluid intake.
Diarrhea After Radiation
Radiation treatment can cause harm to healthy tissues in the area being treated. When the bowel is in the treatment area, this damage can lead to ongoing diarrhea, incontinence, and urgency.