Constipation or Diarrhea

Constipation or Diarrhea

Stool passing less than three times per week is considered constipation. Stools are typically lumpy, hard, or painful to pass because of these characteristics. About 16% of adult Americans experience constipation-related symptoms. In contrast, diarrhea requires having at least three daily episodes of loose, watery feces.


Passing feces no more than three times a week is considered constipation. Stools are typically lumpy, dry, or hard, which makes them challenging or uncomfortable to pass. Constipation symptoms are present in about 16% of adult Americans. In contrast, diarrhea is characterized by passing watery, loose stools at least three times per day.


Laxatives. Your doctor might advise over-the-counter laxatives such as polyethylene glycol (Miralax) or magnesium hydroxide oral if fiber is ineffective at relieving constipation. drugs to treat diarrhea. Diarrhea can be controlled with over-the-counter drugs such as loperamide (Imodium A-D).

Cause: If you start eating new things that your body isn’t used to digesting, diet changes are especially typical. This may irritate your stomach and result in diarrhea or it may make your intestinal muscles work more slowly and result in constipation. Both diarrhea and constipation can be brought on by food allergies or sensitivity to novel foods