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NUTRITION and GI DISORDERS

DIARRHEA

Occurs when the colon absorbs too little water

CAUSES:

Most common: infection from bacteria, viruses, or parasites

Antibiotics

Chronic diarrhea may signal a more serious medical problem (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

TREATMENT

BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast)

Rehydrate and replace electrolytes

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