Diarrhea tends to be a common side effect of some treatments, which makes it a complete contrast to constipation. In some instances, several targeted therapies and chemotherapies cause constipation, while some others result in diarrhea.

Losing control over our bowels tend not only to be embarrassing but could also result in painful cramps and lead to dehydration.

Drug Options

Imodium:

This choice drug can be taken over the counter for mild diarrhea or one-off cases. Doctors or pharmacists can also prescribe it for more chronic cases. Whatever option you pick, just make sure to speak with your doctor beforehand.

Probiotics:

They help in the proper digestion of foods since they offer excellent sources of good bacteria. Some foodstuffs like yogurt, green olives, and dark chocolate contain probiotics that help in making the system more regular, easing diarrhea symptoms in the process.

There are tons of other foods that support proper digestion, as well. A typical example of this is the low-fibre “BRAT” diet, which helps make your stools firmer.
B – Bananas
R – Rice
A – Applesauce
T – Toast

In some cases, breast cancer patients have also found that these foods help combat diarrhea.

Meal Options to Consider

1. Get a green plantain and boil it. Cut and mash it up, and then add one clove of garlic and olive oil – and you’re all set. Delicious!
2. Consider trying Gatorade, popsicles, or Jell-O to ease mild diarrhea symptoms.
3. Since sugary foods tend to aggravate diarrhea, it would be best to stay away from them for the meantime.
4. Reduce or eliminate things like cheese, ice cream, dairy products, salt, fried or greasy foods, meats, or pretty much anything that’ll be hard on your system.5. Get a bowl of Irish oatmeal (ones that are finer than regular oats or cooked oatmeal). Add a little pureed coconut, raisins, coconut milk, and dried toasted pecan pieces.
6. Steer clear of caffeine, alcohol, and high-fibre foods.
7. Eat more tuna, cooked sweet potatoes, plain rice with chicken soup, and cooked mushrooms.

And finally, always ensure that you drink lots of water to make up for the fluids your body is losing during this period. If you don’t compensate for the fluid loss, you could suffer the risk of becoming dehydrated. This point here is key to preventing potential kidney damage.

 

If your diarrhea ends up lasting for more than two days, you might end up becoming dehydrated or begin shows signs of fever. Ensure to talk to your doctor or physician when this starts happening.

 

Diarrhea and constipation are common, uncomfortable, and awkward symptoms of treatment. Hopefully, these tips provided here couldrelieve your symptoms so you could focus on your treatment.