Chronic Diarrhea Treatment in Colorado
Serving Your Gastroenterology Needs Since 1997
Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology provides chronic diarrhea treatment to patients throughout Colorado. Since 1997, our experienced team of medical professionals has provided premier care to our valued patients. We service patients with various disorders and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and pancreas. There are various health benefits to the procedures we perform. Our commitment to providing appropriate and cost-effective healthcare in a comfortable and compassionate setting is unwavering. Reach out to our team today to learn more.
What is Chronic Diarrhea?
Chronic diarrhea consists of loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual. If you’re experiencing three or more loose stools daily for four or more weeks, you are likely experiencing chronic diarrhea. This medical condition can occur in children and adults, with symptoms ranging from abdominal cramps and a greater volume of stool to nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. Chronic diarrhea can also indicate more serious medical conditions, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, and less serious medical conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What Causes Chronic Diarrhea?
Chronic diarrhea causes can vary from person to person. Common causes of chronic diarrhea include coffee, tea, alcohol, specific sugars, food intolerances, certain medications, and certain supplements. There are also many diseases that can cause chronic diarrhea. Before we look into possible diseases as the cause, however, we will inquire about your diet and any medications or supplements you are taking, as these are some of the most common causes of self-induced chronic diarrhea. They are also some of the easiest causes to remedy. Chronic diarrhea causes in adults can also include diabetes.
The Signs & Symptoms of Chronic Diarrhea
There are various signs and symptoms associated with chronic diarrhea, but the primary symptom is persistent loose or watery stools, which may or may not be accompanied by a sense of urgency. Additional chronic diarrhea symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
- Mucus in the stool
Treatment for Chronic Diarrhea
If your chronic diarrhea doesn’t subside with simple diet and medication changes, it’s important to make an appointment with your healthcare provider at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology. Treatment for chronic diarrhea varies but typically begins with several tests, including a blood and stool test for your doctor to identify any potential abnormalities or causes. We do this because treating the underlying cause or condition may be the best to treat your case of chronic diarrhea. If your underlying condition is not treatable, we will determine a treatment to target your chronic diarrhea separately. Chronic diarrhea treatment may include lifestyle and diet changes, medications, and various home remedies. We also offer opiate antidiarrheals, bile acid binders, antibiotics, and more.
Why Choose Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology?
With six outpatient endoscopy centers to choose from, our patients can easily access the location that is most convenient for them. Our centers are consistently ranked as the most cost-effective facilities in the area. Each of our facilities is maintained by our high-level, dedicated staff and outfitted with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment offered nowhere else in the region. Our physicians regularly perform nearly 30,000 procedures each year at one-third to one-half the cost of the same procedures in a hospital. We’ve ensured our clinical staff is highly trained in the coordination of patient care so that all your medical needs can be expertly met. Our priority is our valued patients.
Contact Us Today for Chronic Diarrhea Treatment
If you have been experiencing diarrhea for more than four consecutive weeks, it’s important to reach out to your specialist at Rocky Mountain Gastroenterology. Unexplained and persistent changes in one’s bowel habits shouldn’t be ignored. When you choose us for chronic diarrhea treatment, you can expect a devotion to patient care, cost-effective healthcare, and a comfortable and compassionate setting. To learn more or to request an appointment, contact our highly-experienced team today.Go back