- Understanding Diarrhoea
- Do you have frequent diarrhoea?
- Treatment & Products
- FAQs: Ask IMODIUM®
Everyone is familiar with the occasional bout of diarrhoea, but some people suffer rather more frequently. Our survey suggests that more than one in ten* people could suffer from diarrhoea quite frequently (once a month or more often). Longer lasting or persistent recurrent diarrhoea can indicate an underlying medical condition so you many need to consult your healthcare professional.
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Diarrhoea can be stressful, especially if experienced on a regular basis, you never know when it might return. It can also be embarrassing to talk about, so may go untreated for long periods of time. It can be hard to pin down the cause, and can disrupt the way you go about your day-to-day life, so it’s worth finding out about ways in which you can deal with it.
Diarrhoea occurring more frequently can be caused by a number of factors; from the food you eat to how much Stress and anxiety you have in your life. It can also be made worse by other illnesses or if you are having your period. Longer lasting or persistently recurrent diarrhoea can indicate an underlying medical condition, so you may need to consult your doctor.
A simple change in lifestyle might make all the difference. The IMODIUM® Support & Advice area has been put together to help you minimise the disruption diarrhoea can cause.