Your digestive system has a natural rhythm, which is usually steady and regular, constantly working to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. When something upsets the natural balance in your intestines, your digestive system can fall out of rhythm and start to work too fast. The result is often the loose, watery stools known as diarrhea which can leave your body feeling out of tune. Luckily there are plenty of things you can do to get relief and help get your body back in rhythm again.
When your digestive system is working in its normal rhythm, food and fluid pass regularly from the stomach into your intestines. Once in your intestines, the nutrients from the food you eat and fluids you drink are absorbed. The remaining waste is then passed in normal stool consistency.
However when you have diarrhea your intestinal muscles start to work on overdrive, which causes water and nutrients to move through your system much more quickly than usual. When this happens, your body does not have enough time to absorb these nutrients and fluids properly, which results in the loose or watery stools, commonly known as diarrhea.
IMODIUM® products help by slowing your intestinal muscles back down to their natural rhythm. This relieves your diarrhea and restores peace to your digestive system.