Diarrhoea occurs when your bowel movements are frequent and loose or watery.
It is very common and affects people of all ages.
Causes for diarrhoea may include:
- A virus (intestinal flu)
- Bacterial infection (food poisoning)
- Allergic reaction to food or medication
- A side effect of medication
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
- Anxiety or stress
- Drinking too much coffee or alcohol
Most cases of diarrhoea clear up without treatment. It is important to drink plenty of fluids as dehydration can occur. If your symptoms do not clear or get worse you should seek medical attention.
Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It acts to process and remove toxins from drugs and substances that may harm your body. Your liver makes blood clotting factors, proteins, and enzymes, helps maintain hormone balances, and stores vitamins and minerals. Bile is transported through ducts directly or via the gall bladder to the small intestine to help you digest fats.