ANEMGI-ONLUS  Associazione per la NeUroGastroenterologia e la Motilità Gastrointestinale 
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Diarrhea Print E-mail


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