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Why diarrhea happens

Why diarrhea happens

What’s happening in my body when I have diarrhea

Normally your digestive system works in a steady, natural rhythm, which allows it to absorb vital nutrients, salts, and water into the body.

However, if something upsets the natural balance of your intestines, the muscles in your digestive system can go into overdrive. When this happens your body does not have the time it needs to absorb the water and nutrients, and as a result your stools are loose and watery.

IMODIUM® products work by slowing the muscles in your digestive system back down to their natural rhythm. This relieves your diarrhea and helps you get back to feeling like yourself again.

The importance of treating early

If you suffer from diarrhea, it’s often better to treat it early. By treating diarrhea you can feel better, reduce your chances of dehydration, and get on with your day. A recent survey found 84% of us feel weak and tired when suffering from diarrhea. Why leave it untreated when you can relieve diarrhea, and help reduce the loss of important fluids and nutrients that your body needs.

There are three key things you can do to lessen the symptoms of diarrhea:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking fluids
  • Eat balanced meals regularly
  • Use IMODIUM® products as needed*
  • *If symptoms last longer than 48 hours, you develop a fever over 38°C, or you have blood or mucus in your stools, you should seek medical advice.

Restoring water and salts

IMODIUM® products can help relieve your diarrhea and restore your body’s feeling of harmony, but you should also drink plenty of fluids to ensure that you stay well hydrated.