Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 22, 2016
Loose stools (to be distinguished from diarrhea or diarrhea), as a rule, is due to poor absorption of fats in the body and loss of nutrients (malabsorption, impaired intestinal absorption, chronic diarrhea syndrome, sprue) or due to excessive gassing (flatulence).
In most cases, the floating liquid is harmless in and of itself is not a sign of disease or other health problems.As a rule, loose stools becomes normal without treatment within nekotorgo time.
Reasons loose stool
Many reasons can cause loose stools.Most often it arises from the fact that the patient is eating, but rather due to changes in the diet, which may lead to an increase in gas in the stool (feces).
Loose stools may also occur when a patient present gastrointestinal infections.
Violation of the chair, which is accompanied by an unpleasant odor, may be associated with severe malabsorption, especially if the patient loses weight.Malabsorption means that the patient's body can not properly absorb nutrients.
Often diarrhea is not a
Diagnosis and treatment
If dietary changes have caused the patient's diarrhea or other health problems, it is recommended to try to determine, because what kind of food it is happening.The elimination of this type of food from the diet can be helpful.
advise tell your doctor or nurse if there are any changes in the stool.It is necessary to consult a doctor immediately if the patient - bloody stools with weight loss, dizziness and high body temperature.
doctor or nurse will perform a diagnostic check and may ask the patient questions about his medical history and symptoms - such as for example:
- when the patient first noticed loose stools;
- diarrhea happens all the time or intermittently;
- what is the main diet of the patient;
- whether a change in diet to alter the chair influences;
- is there any other symptoms of the patient;
- whether the chair has an unpleasant odor;
- whether the chair has an abnormal color (pale or clay).
brazets stool (feces) may be needed.Also, blood tests can be done.In most cases, however, these tests are not necessary.
Treatment depends on the specific diagnosis (disease), a symptom of which is diarrhea.