It’s a good idea to learn why and when it’s best to treat diarrhoea, so you can get all the information you need and it can make you feel more confident in treating yours.
Certain foods and drinks and even the way you eat can trigger a sensitivity in your digestive system, causing an upset stomach.
While food allergies and intolerances are quite different, they can both set off diarrhoea.
Food poisoning can happen at home or on holiday, and can seriously spoil your day.
Stress, anxiety, nervousness…the pressures of modern life can trigger a reaction in your digestive system and lead to diarrhoea.
Around 20% of people suffer from gastroenteritis every year and, as a result, they usually experience diarrhoea.
Norovirus is the most common viral cause of gastroenteritis and can commonly cause diarrhoea.
Up to 1 in 5 people experience symptoms of IBS at some point in their lives. This can often lead to diarrhoea as well as other digestive symptoms.
It is fairly common to experience a bout of acute diarrhoea when you have your monthly period. Approximately a third of women, who do not otherwise have bowel complaints, experience gastrointestinal symptoms around the time of menstruation.