Diarrhea is a very common disease that affects men and women of all ages. It is characterized by the liquid evacuation of feces . The bowel movements are frequent and usually out of control, and may occur during the day or at night, the disease accompanies pain in the lower abdomen.
In most cases, diarrhea is caused by viral infections or the presence of a parasite in the body. The presence of these parasites irritates the organs of the gastrointestinal system , which leads to the development of characteristic symptoms. Food poisoning can also cause diarrhea, as well as the use of certain medications, especially laxatives. In some cases, some foods can cause the condition, in which:
Dairy products: Dairy products are a great source of protein and calcium for the human body, but for people who are lactose intolerant, these products can end up causing a number of undesirable problems, such as digestive problems and flatulence. People who are aware of their lactose intolerance have to adjust their intake of dairy products, and if possible, exclude them from their diet .
Alcoholic beverages: The occasional and chronic intake of alcohol affects motility, morphology, barrier function, and intestinal microflora and interferes with the digestion and absorption of nutrients. They also decrease the availability of bile acids and pancreatic enzymes that contribute to digestion .
Hot dogs: The main problem is with sausage, which may contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes . After ingestion, diarrhea and severe abdominal cramps usually appear for 24 hours. It is not recommended to consume sausage that is out of refrigeration, raw or the one dipped in the hot dog cart pot for hours.
Artificial sweeteners: as is the case with sorbitol, which can be found in diet drinks, and which has been identified as causing the disease. This is poorly absorbed by the small intestine and attracts water from the body into the intestine, the result being soft or watery stools , commonly known as diarrhea.
Chocolate: A 2005 study suggests that chocolate may be a problem for people with irritable bowel syndrome. But the chocolate itself may not be the villain, after all, for those who have lactose intolerance, the real problem is the amount of milk the product contains.
Remember, your symptoms may not be caused by the food you have just eaten , but by what you ate the day before. It may not even be related to food, but rather to the speed, the late hour or the amount you ate. Remember: if self-medication is never indicated, consult a professional.