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Causes of diarrhea

  • Autonomic and Enteric Neurological disorders causing intestinal pseudo-obstruction and bacterial overgrowth.
  • Psycho-Functional

Diagnosis of diarrhea

  • Exclude structural and biochemical alterations
  • Breath test

Management of diarrhea

    • *Diet with low fermentable food
    • *Agents to increase stool consistency: Polycarbophyl, Kaolin, Diosmectite (E)
    • *Loperamide
    • *Somatostatin derivatives
    • *5HT3 antagonists

In diabetic neuropathy:

    • *Clonidine
    • *Chelating agents

In breath test positive:

  • *Antibiotic