Ailments & Conditions

What to Eat When You Have Diarrhea

 Why Do You Need a Diarrhea Diet?

If diarrhea occurs frequently and leads to digestive issues, such as stomach pain, bloating, or nausea, you should adopt a special diet to alleviate stress on the digestive system. In general, it may allow the bowels to take a break and restore the balance of electrolyte and fluid in the body. Electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium, are important minerals that play a key role in nerve signals, heart beats, and other body functions. Diarrhea may cause fluid loss, which subsequently results in electrolyte imbalance. Simple food options in the diet may reduce the amount of undigested waste in the tract. This helps prevent urgent needs for bowel movements. [2]