Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
 
Address: 
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
 
Phone: 
(804) 301-1784
 
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
E-mail: 
xy9803@yahoo.com
 
 
 

 
   Home      Diarrhea
Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. A person with diarrhea typically passes stool more than three times a day. People with diarrhea may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Acute diarrhea is a common problem that usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own without special treatment. Prolonged diarrhea persisting for more than 2 days may be a sign of a more serious problem and poses the risk of dehydration. Chronic diarrhea may be a feature of a chronic disease. Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body lacks enough fluid to function properly. Dehydration is particularly dangerous in children and older people, and it must be treated promptly to avoid serious health problems.
 
Acute diarrhea is usually related to a bacterial, viral, or parasitic infection. Chronic diarrhea is usually related to functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease. The common causes of diarrhea include the following:
 
      · Bacterial infections
      · Viral infections
      · Food intolerances
      · Parasites
      · Reaction to medicines
      · Intestinal diseases
      · Functional bowel disorders. Diarrhea can be a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome.
 
Diarrhea may be accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, or an urgent need to use the bathroom. Depending on the cause, a person may have a fever or bloody stools.
 
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can treat various gastrointestinal disorders. Not only do they control the symptoms, they often change the underlying constitution of the body to achieve long-term results. If you would like to pursue acupuncture & Chinese herbal treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
 
  
 
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