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I am lightheaded and have diarrhea . I'm also having

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I am lightheaded and have diarrhea. I'm also having stomach "gurgling."
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Gastroenteritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query,
When we have loose stools we lose a lots of water and important electrolytes from our body resulting in dizziness and light headedness.
Use electrolyte solution like ORS one glass with every motion.
Otherwise drink lots of orange juice and coconut water.
To control loose motions take loperamide 4mg thrice daily(OTC)
Take Omeprazole 40 mg twice daily to control gurgling(otc)
A probiotic like VSL#3 should be taken for a week or two to maintain and restore your gut flora.
Basically its caused by virus in most of the cases and is self limiting in most cases and takes 8-10 days to settle down.
Take boiled vegetarian food.
Test suggested-
Stool test
Hope i was helpful.
Regards.

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