Diarrhea Specialist

Hudson River Gastroenterology

Prem Chattoo, DO

Gastroenterologist located in Financial District, New York, NY

As a top Gastroenterologist in New York, New York in the financial district and Lower Manhattan area, Dr. Prem Chattoo is well associated with irritable bowel conditions. One of the most common gastrointestinal conditions is diarrhea, for which Dr. Chattoo offers an extensive range of diarrhea treatments.

Diarrhea Q & A

Why is diarrhea treatment necessary?

While diarrhea is one of the most common bowel issues faced by Americans, it is also one of the deadliest. People who suffer from chronic diarrhea are at the greatest risk for dehydration, malnutrition, electrolyte imbalance, and death. Finding a way to treat diarrhea effectively can help reduce these health risks. For individuals who need to treat diarrhea, several home remedies can be successful. These include changing one’s diet to omit alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, and sugar for at least 48 hours following the recovery from diarrhea. Chewing gum containing sorbitol and or ingesting dairy products can also increase diarrhea. However, when home remedies aren’t successful as diarrhea treatments, it’s time to seek medical assistance. 

When is diarrhea a serious medical condition?

Some individuals might not think diarrhea is a serious condition, but that’s not the case. If a person has lost consciousness while having diarrhea, this is a medical emergency. Also, individuals with bloody or maroon-colored stools along with diarrhea will need medical attention immediately. These symptoms are signs that something serious is at play. Other symptoms that will require medical care include dizziness, increased abdomen pain, or dehydration. In addition to treating diarrhea, medical professionals will be able to determine the cause with a diagnosis. This can help them rule out any underlying issues or more serious conditions that are causing diarrhea.

How can I prevent diarrhea from occurring?

One of the best ways to prevent diarrhea is to be careful about what you eat. Food poisoning is a leading cause of diarrhea for individuals of all ages. Therefore, avoiding perishable foods that are questionable is highly recommended. Also, those individuals with impaired immune systems, such as young children or elderly individuals, should take extra precautions when eating perishable foods. These foods include eggs, milk products, and meats. Pregnant women are also more susceptible to food poisoning-related diarrhea and should eat perishable foods with caution.


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