Manage & Prevent Frequent Diarrhea

Managing & Preventing Diarrhea

If you suffer from frequent diarrhea, you might feel a little lost as to what you can do. Rest assured that you’re not alone. Also, there are several things you can do to ease your next bout of diarrhea and manage your condition in the long term – just by making small, everyday changes to your diet and lifestyle.

Manage Diarrhea

Small changes can make a big difference.

There are a number of reasons why you might get more frequent diarrhea, from the food you eat to the stress in your life. It can also be made worse by other conditions, such as IBS or taking antibiotics, or if you’re having your period.

Longer lasting or persistently recurrent diarrhea can indicate an underlying medical condition, so you may need to talk to your doctor.

The good news is that a simple change in lifestyle might make a big difference.

In this section you’ll find tips and advice on small things you can do every day to help manage your diarrhea.


Preventing Diarrhea

While you can always treat diarrhea with IMODIUM®, it’s better to prevent it altogether, if you can.

There are several things you can do – in terms of your diet, lifestyle and wellbeing – to help avoid diarrhea in the first place.

  1. Know your triggers of Diarrhea

    Your triggers for upset stomach might be certain foods, drinks or eating habits, or they might be stress, anxiety or nervousness. Keep an eye on your diet (write a food diary if you’re still trying to identify trigger foods) and keep stress at bay by doing regular exercise and making time to relax.

  2. Keep your digestive system fit

    Exercise is good for your digestion, and it's useful to know that there’s something simple you can do to help avoid diarrhea. Exercise is a great stress buster too, which is doubly good news if stress and tension trigger an upset stomach for you.

  3. Try a probiotic

    Studies suggest that probiotics can help reinforce your digestive system and lower your chances of getting diarrhea, especially if you’re prone to it when taking medication. So next time you’re prescribed a course of antibiotics, take regular probiotics, which you can find in certain yoghurts and other foods or take as food supplements.

Preventing diarrhea

While you can quickly treat diarrhea, it is better to manage it long term, if you can. The good news is that small changes to your diet or lifestyle can make all the difference to your digestive health and help you avoid diarrhea in the first place.