Diarrhea can be quite uncomfortable and inconvenient and may be a sign of a serious digestion issue. Jonathan Pourmorady, MD, of Gastro90210, offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and holistic treatment of diarrhea from his offices in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles and Garden Grove, California. If your diarrhea is causing you concern, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.
The National Institute of Health defines diarrhea as three or more loose or watery stools a day. Depending on how often you suffer from diarrhea, you may have acute, persistent, or chronic diarrhea.
Acute diarrhea is most common, lasts 1-2 days, and doesn't usually need intervention. Most people have at least one episode of acute diarrhea a year.
Persistent diarrhea lasts 2-4 weeks and may require a medical assessment and quality treatment.
Chronic diarrhea lasts at least four weeks, may come and go, and may indicate a digestion problem that needs attention.
Dr. Pourmorady and his team at Gastro90210 offer comprehensive assessment, expert diagnosis, and holistic treatment for your diarrhea. It is essential to understand the underlying cause of your diarrhea for treatment to be effective.
There are several potential underlying causes of diarrhea. A common reason for acute diarrhea is food intolerances.
Other causes include:
Chronic or severe acute or persistent diarrhea could cause dehydration and malabsorption, especially when you have other symptoms, such as nausea or vomiting.
While most acute cases of diarrhea resolve on their own, you may need to see Dr. Pourmorady at Gastro90210 if you have:
Depending on your symptoms, the team may recommend diagnostic testing, such as a stool sample, endoscopy, CT or MRI, or colonoscopy.
Once Dr. Pourmorady determines the underlying cause of your diarrhea, he develops a personalized plan of care to relieve your symptoms. Depending on your diagnosis, he may recommend:
If the cause of your chronic diarrhea is a chronic inflammatory or digestive problem, it may take time to develop a treatment plan that works effectively for you. Dr. Pourmorady and his team commit to helping you find relief from your discomfort and digestive concerns.
For a thorough assessment and holistic treatment of your diarrhea, call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online with Gastro90210 today.