Diarrhea update: Burning diarrhea, morning diarrhea, osmotic diarrhea, explosive diarrhea, traveler’s diarrhea

Burning during and after diarrheaDiarrhea is a common illness that can range from being a mild inconvenience to life threatening. Loose watery stools, lasting for a couple days to weeks, are often common place, with the most significant complication being dehydration. We at Bel Marra recognized the severity that having diarrhea can put on a person’s health, so we have compiled a list of our best articles on the subject. You will find information on osmotic, explosive, and travelers diarrhea.

Burning during and after diarrhea: Causes and how to stop burning diarrhea

Those that have experienced burning diarrhea already know how unpleasant it can be. If the thought of forceful bowel evacuation isn’t disheartening enough, add to that a burning sensation in the rectum or anus and you can roughly gauge the level of discomfort burning diarrhea sufferers face.


Thankfully, burning diarrhea is not any more serious than more typical forms of diarrhea. Continue reading

morning-diarrheaMorning diarrhea: Causes, treatment, and prevention

Morning diarrhea is described as the urgent need to have a bowel movement upon waking up in the morning as well as having stool that is loose and watery. In some cases, the need to go to the washroom early in the morning wakes a person up. There could be a simple reason for diarrhea in the morning or it could be a sign of a more serious health condition.

People experience diarrhea from time to time and it is often due to diet or even a temporary illness. However, if you experience urgent diarrhea every morning, you should consider seeking medical attention to determine the cause. Continue reading

osmotic-diahreaWhat is osmotic diarrhea? Causes, symptoms, treatment, and home remedies

Osmotic diarrhea refers to a gastrointestinal ailment characterized by an increased passage of watery stools. Normal stools are already composed of a high percentage of water, but osmotic diarrhea implies an excessive loss of water with feces.

Osmotic diarrhea is thought to occur when food is not fully absorbed in the small intestine, exerting an osmotic force which draws an excessive amount of fluid into the intestine. Osmotic diarrhea can occur in any way and is especially prone in individuals intolerant to sugar and those suffering from malabsorption syndrome. Continue reading

explosive-severe-diarrheaExplosive (severe) diarrhea in adults: Causes, complications, and treatment tips

Explosive or severe diarrhea is not an everyday occurrence, so knowing what to expect when it occurs is helpful. In a regular stool, three-quarters are water and the remaining quarter is made up of undigested carbs, fiber, protein, fat, mucus, and intestinal secretions. Your large intestine absorbs the excess fluid so your stool isn’t usually watery. In regular diarrhea, bowel movements have a more liquid consistency and are usually more frequent.


In cases of explosive (severe) diarrhea, the bowel contractions are stronger and more forceful, meaning your rectum is filled beyond its capacity. This type of diarrhea is often accompanied by increased gas activity, which increases the ejection and makes the excretion loud. Continue reading

travelers-diarrheaTraveler’s diarrhea: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Traveler’s diarrhea is a common disorder experienced by people on vacation. Characterized by loose stool and abdominal cramps, it can be developed from consuming contaminated food or beverages. Generally, traveler’s diarrhea isn’t a serious problem and will resolve on its own, but unfortunately, it can put a serious damper on your vacation.

Traveler’s diarrhea commonly occurs when you are in a setting where sanitation practices are different than in your home country. You are not immune to the germs and bacteria that may be present, so your risk of experiencing a gastrointestinal problem increases. Continue reading


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