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Hi, I have chronic diarrhea. My GP diagnosed it as IBS which is not that helpful. I am a 58 year old, obese, woman and work full time as a primary school teacher. As I have gotten older I find that I have less and less control over my bowels and they seem to have a mind of their own, moving at the most embarrassing times. This is distressing. Iget bouts where my stomach area is painful especially after drinking. I often have to run to the toilet straight after eating. An iridologist once told me that I have too much yeast in my digestive tract. She told me not to eat sugars but not what I could eat. Anyway it seemed too much to deal with at the time so I did nothing about it. Could this be the cause of my problem and what can i do about it?
Mon, 12 Feb 2018
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Hello

Thank you for trusting HCM

Dear chronic diarrhoea may be due to

1.Malobsorption syndromes
2.Food Intolerance
3.Inflamatory Bowel disease
4.irritable bowel syndrome
5.colonic polyps
6.gastric
7.celiac sprue

you may need complete investigation like stool examination, colonoscopy, ultrasound,CBP etc..
Avoid spicy food and alcohol, avoid caffeinated drinks.Use tab.normaxine twice a day for five days.
If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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