Chronic diarrhea- do I need medical intervention?
Hi, my father is suffering from diarrhea, three or more times a day. He became very weak. I can not trace out the exact reason. He is 55 years old and hypertensive. What should I do? Do I need to call a doctor??
Diarrhea is tricky to treat because it can have so many possible causes. It could be a result of the body’s inability to absorb foods — as with celiac disease and foods containing gluten — or a disease or disorder, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Infections — often viral — and even parasites can also be to blame.
Besides making it difficult to carry on daily living, chronic diarrhea can be an indication of a more serious problem that may need medical intervention and should be evaluated by a medical professional.