Diarrhoea Causes - Menstruation

An unwanted complication

Many women suffer from symptoms of diarrhoea during their period. But it doesn’t
have to be accepted as just a normal part of the monthly cycle. There are different
things you can do to alleviate the discomfort so you can feel confident and in control.
Remember to stay well hydrated and a healthy diet and regular exercise can keep
your tummy and your bowels happy all the time — especially during your period.

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Why does it happen?

Scientists are still unsure about the cause of bowel complaints around menstruation, but it has been suggested that the hormone progesterone, which is produced during periods, might be responsible. Progesterone causes changes in the way the muscles around the wall of the gut contract, so it can make the digestive system more sensitive.

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Should I be concerned about it?

Many women can experience variations in gastrointestinal symptoms - including abdominal pain, diarrhoea, bloating, and constipation – during their menstrual cycle. Abdominal pain and diarrhoea tend to increase prior to your cycle and reach a maximum on the first to second day of menstrual flow.

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IMODIUM® Zapid® is well suited for sufferers of menstrual diarrhoea as it’s both convenient and discreet.

Is it just before your period starts? Like an indicator?

Different Types of Diarrhoea

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