What to eat and what not to eat if you have diarrhea

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Which foods are better and which are harmful? Should I take any medication to stop it? These are just some of the questions that come up when you have diarrhoea, a condition that can be caused by anything from chronic illness or cancer to stress or poor eating conditions.

Each case is different and people can respond differently to many different foods.

The first thing that experts recommend is to make sure that the person is well hydrated, especially when it comes to children and the elderly.

“Hydration and nutrition are the pillars of diarrhea treatment at all ages, especially in infants and young children,” pediatrician Luciana Rodrigues Silva, vice president of the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) and professor, told BBC News Brazil. from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA).

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