specialist in digestive health since 2008

specialist in digestive health since 2008

Since 2008, we’ve dedicated ourselves to crafting nutritional supplements. Our team of dieticians meticulously develops our products with exceptional care. We prioritize purity, using only essential ingredients in our formulations. This guarantees our supplements are gluten-free, soy-free, and of superior quality, ensuring safety and minimizing unwanted side effects.

low FODMAP Certified™ by the Monash University

low FODMAP Certified™ by the Monash University

Our products proudly hold the Low FODMAP Certified™ status from Monash University

more than 100,000 satisfied customers

more than 100,000 satisfied customers

Since 2008, our mission has been to “help everyone enjoy their food again.” We are proud to have supported over 100,000 customers.

chronic diarrhea

We all have diarrhea from time to time and this can be very annoying. But what if it lasts longer? Below you can read more about the chronic form of diarrhea and what you can do about it.

Diarrhoea is a thin, watery stool. There are two different forms of diarrhoea: acute and chronic. Acute diarrhoea occurs suddenly and goes away on its own within a few days. Chronic diarrhoea usually lasts longer than three weeks. Diarrhoea symptoms include a watery stool and holding a stool is difficult or impossible. Often, watery stools have a different colour and smell to normal stools. Additional symptoms include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal cramps

If symptoms become serious; for example if you have a high fever or severe abdominal pain, always consult a doctor.

Traveller’s diarrhoea is a special type of diarrhoea, caused by poor hygiene. As the name suggests, this type of diarrhoea can be common on holidays when standards of hygiene may not be as good. To prevent traveller’s diarrhoea, it is important to check whether or not you can drink the tap water in the country you are visiting. For more tips on how to prevent traveller’s diarrhoea, contact your country’s main health organization.

Chronic diarrhea can have many different causes. The most common are listed below:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Food intolerance
  • Overflow diarrhea (diarrhea caused by constipation)
  • Chronic inflammation of the bowel, in cases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic disorders of the pancreas, liver, and bile ducts
  • Inconsistent eating patterns
  • Medication.
  • Stress.
  • Accelerated metabolism.
  • After gastrointestinal tract surgery

If diarrhoea persists for a longer period of time, the family doctor may recommend that the stool is examined. After this additional examination, the diagnosis of ‘chronic diarrhoea’ can be made.

The treatment of chronic diarrhea depends on the cause. When the underlying cause is treated, the diarrhoea symptoms will decrease. Only in some exceptional cases will long-term diarrhoea inhibitors be prescribed.

There are a number of solutions to help diarrhoea:

  • Drink enough. Drink at least 2-3 litres a day. With diarrhoea you lose a lot of fluids, so all the fluids that are lost need to be replenished.
  • Try to keep eating normally and preferably choose fibre-rich products such as whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables. Fibre draws moisture from the stool, making the stool thicker.

The cause of chronic diarrhoea should be established to determine the most appropriate dietary solutions. For example, if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or a food intolerance, an appropriate dietary solution should be explored.

If you still suffer from diarrhoea after adjusting your diet by drinking enough fluids and eating enough fibre it is advisable to contact a doctor or a dietitian.

If chronic diarrhoea is caused by a food intolerance and you know which food components you are intolerant to, you can take supplements containing digestive enzymes. These will help you to properly digest the components in food to which you are intolerant. For most intolerances, there are supplements on the market. The supplements come in different types, sizes, and doses. There are also combination supplements containing several enzymes that you can use if you suffer from different intolerances.

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quatrase

quatrase 10.000 (forte)

36 capsules
  • Helps overcome digestive issues without a restrictive diet*
  • Enzymes specially designed for FODMAP issues
  • Multiple food intolerance formula
  • Helps to reduce occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
fibractase

fibractase 1200 (forte)

36 capsules
  • Helps prevent gas caused by beans, veggies and grains!*
  • Reduces occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
  • Vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free
  • Fast-acting enzyme formula
fructase

fructase

36 capsules
  • Helps to digest sugary foods and drinks*
  • Reduces occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
  • Vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free
  • Fast-acting enzyme formula
starchway

starchway

50 capsules
  • Helps to digest both sugar AND starch*
  • Easy to take capsule. No need to desolve in water
  • Reduces occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
  • Vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free
lactase

once a day

30 capsules
  • One capsule a day for 24/7 relief!
  • Actively produces the lactase enzyme in the gut*
  • Helps prevent gas and bloating associasted with digesting dairy*
  • Probiotics that digest lactose
lactase

lactase 20,000

50 scored tablets
  • Helps prevent gas and bloating associasted with digesting dairy*
  • Highest dosed lactase tablet for the entire meal
  • Easy to break tablet
lactase

lactase drops

0.47 fl oz (14 ml)
  • Helps prevent gas and bloating associasted with digesting dairy*
  • Lactose-free cooking and baking
  • Baby safe, suitable for all ages
diamine oxidase

DAO Plus

50 capsules
  • Supports healthy degradation of food-derived histamine*
  • With gastro-resistant coating
  • Contains the pure DAO enzyme
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