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◦Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gut Reaction: Constipation
What is Constipation?
• Difficult and infrequent bowel
– Lack of fiber in diet
– Inadequate water intake
– Anxiety or depression
– Changes in daily routine
– Ignoring need to defecate Gut Reaction: Diarrhea
• Frequent, loose bowel movements
• Causes are often bacterial or viral
– OTC medication
– Replacing fluid, sodium, and potassium
to prevent dehydration
– Immediate treatment of severe diarrhea
in infants or the elderly is crucial Gut Reaction: Vomiting
Contraction of abdominal muscles to expel
toxic stomach and duodenal contents
Ingestion of toxic substances, intense pain, head injury, motion
sickness, pregnancy, or touching back of throat • Treatment:
- Avoid solid food until resolved
- Sip water or non-carbonated beverages, if tolerated, to prevent
Watch for signs of dehydration. Contact...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2013 for the course FOOD AND N 254 taught by Professor Varnon during the Spring '13 term at Southeast Missori State University.
- Spring '13