You start to relax… then you’ve got to go to the loo again.
Everyone is familiar with the occasional bout of diarrhoea, but some people suffer rather more frequently, and it can be disruptive and uncomfortable. You’re not alone in that feeling - recent survey suggests that 14% of the population could suffer from diarrhoea once a month or more1. Longer lasting or persistently recurrent diarrhoea can indicate an underlying medical condition, so you may need to consult your doctor.
Do you suffer frequently?
Diarrhoea can be distressing, especially if experienced on a regular basis, you never know when it might return. It can also be embarrassing to talk about, so may go untreated for long periods of time. It can be hard to pin down the cause, and can disrupt the way you go about your day-to-day life, so it’s worth finding out about ways in which you can deal with it.
Frequent diarrhoea: the facts
Diarrhoea occurring more frequently can be caused by a number of factors; from the food you eat to how much stress you have in your life. It can also be made worse by other illnesses or if you are having your period. Longer lasting or persistently recurrent diarrhoea can indicate an underlying medical condition, so you may need to consult your doctor.
A simple change in lifestyle might make all the difference. The IMODIUM® Support & Advice area has been put together by experts to help you minimise the disruption diarrhoea can cause.
1(Ipos Marketing Need State Study, July 2008) (acute diarrhoea is a sudden short-lived attack of diarrhoea)