Good evening, I want to ask. Every morning I defecate always runny (loose stools) and it can be many times. The stomach feels bloated and likes to burp. I have experienced it for a long time. Why is that?
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Liquid defecation is said to be diarrhea if you experience it more than 3 to 4 times a day.
Liquid defecation can be triggered by several things, namely:
1. Digestive problems or due to certain food ingredients that the body cannot digest properly, such as foods or drinks that contain lactose in people with lactose intolerance.
2. Diseases related to the small intestine, large intestine or stomach, such as those with irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn's disease and gastritis.
3. Viral infections, such as rotavirus.
4. Parasites that contaminate food and water consumed, causing liquid defecation, for example dysentery or amebiasis.
5. Bacteria that contaminate food and water, causing liquid defecation, such as E.coli and S. Typhi
It is necessary to be aware that in some other more severe conditions, due to poor immune system and also an unhealthy lifestyle, diarrhea can be experienced more often or for longer, even for more than one week.
A collection of symptoms that appear and can cause discomfort in the upper abdomen is called dyspepsia syndrome. Symptoms that can arise in dyspepsia syndrome:
1. The stomach feels bloated
2. Abdominal pain, especially in the gut
3. Quickly feel full when eating
4. Stinging until hot like burning in the stomach and esophagus
5. Exhaust excess gas
6. Burping often
Generally, dyspepsia can occur due to poor diet, such as irregular meal times, consuming lots of alcoholic drinks, spicy foods, and smoking. Dyspepsia syndrome can also be triggered by the side effects of drugs, such as antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Some tips that you can do, namely:
1. Consume 8 glasses of water or 2 liters per day, to replace lost fluids and avoid dehydration. Better yet, you consume drinks that contain electrolytes.
2. Avoid foods that stimulate stomach acid, such as fatty, spicy, sour, and coconut milk. Also avoid drinks that contain caffeine and soda.
3. Avoid sports that are too heavy, because excessive sweating can lead to more severe dehydration.
4. Avoid alcoholic drinks
5. Avoid smoking
6. Manage stress well
7. Get enough sleep at night, for 7-9 hours
8. Avoiding drugs that have side effects of stomach disorders, such as antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
9. You can treat diarrhea by taking over-the-counter antidiarrheal drugs
10. To reduce dyspepsia syndrome, you can take antacid drugs.
We recommend that you consult directly with a doctor, so that a physical examination, laboratory examination or supporting support can be carried out and get the appropriate treatment.
Thus, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Vallensia Nurdiana Febriyanti.