Thanks for posting your query.
The reason of having frequent bowel movements and bloating could be-
1.Irritable bowel syndrome- IBS can be helped by eating a proper diet and taking medication.
2.Crohn's Disease or UC- These are autoimmune gut disorders
. This causes sores in the intestines, stomach, and/or throat which causes blood and mucus in the stool.
Other causes include- Lactose intolerance
or gluten sensitivity
, intestinal polyp
Please visit a gastroenterologist to undergo physical check up and also to undergo relevant investigations required in this case so that proper treatment can be initiated early.
For temporary relief start giving him a low fiber (no more then 2 grams), and a low resin diet. That means that he should avoid nuts, popcorn, anything with seeds, or caffeine.
Till that time, he may try the following
1. Take over the counter lactobacillus
preparation and yoghurt with the meals.
2. Drink plenty of fluids, eat light, do not stay hungry but eat simple things like toast, porridge, cereals, crackers, banana, rice, etc.
3. Avoid dairy products, which can worsen diarrhea
(due to a temporary state of lactose intolerance).
4. Drink more fluid (except milk or caffeinated beverages) to replace fluids lost.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.