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Small changes can make a big difference

There are a number of reasons why you might get more frequent diarrhea, from the food you eat to the stress in your life. It can also be made worse by other conditions, such as IBS or taking antibiotics, or if you’re having your period.

Longer lasting or persistently recurrent diarrhea can indicate an underlying medical condition, so you may need to talk to your doctor.

The good news is that a simple change in lifestyle might make a big difference.

In this section you’ll find tips and advice on small things you can do every day to help manage your diarrhea.

How to avoid diarrhea

While you can quickly treat diarrhea, it is better to manage it long term, if you can. The good news is that small changes to your diet or lifestyle can make all the difference to your digestive health and help you avoid diarrhea in the first place.