Do You Suffer From…

  • Loose bowel motions?
  • Frequent need to move bowels?
  • Abdominal pain?

Hi, we are a Naturopathy clinic located in Melbourne. We specialise in helping people suffering with digestive problems such as Diarrhoea, Constipation, Reflux, Candida Overgrowth and Parasites.

Enhanced Vitality | Gut Health Experts Melbourne

“Helena is dedicated, caring and consistently provides excellent guidance to me and my family whenever we seek her advice on improving our health or using dietary measures to overcome health issues. She always tells me which foods, herbs and supplements are the best for me and work well together." ~ Irene

What is Diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is characterised by loose, watery stools more than three times daily. The bowel movement is generally urgent and is often accompanied by fever, chills and low energy. Diarrhoea is considered to be acute on onset and chronic after two to three weeks. Diarrhoea is a common condition and is usually gone within two to three days. It’s vital to determine the cause of diarrhoea as complications can be serious, especially for infants, elderly patients and those with chronic diarrhoea.

Common Causes of Diarrhoea

  • Stressors – emotional, mental, physical
  • Parasite infections (e.g. Giardia)
  • Bacterial infections (e.g. Cholera, Salmonella, Shigella)
  • Virus infections
  • Food poisoning
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Various drugs (e.g. antacids, antibiotics, cytotoxic drugs, NSAIDs, PPIs, Statins)
  • Laxative abuse
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food allergies or intolerances (e.g. lactose, gluten)
  • Coeliac disease
  • Drinking too much coffee or alcohol
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Scleroderma
  • Diabetes
  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Surgical procedures

Diarrhoea Risk Factors

  • Dairy products, some fruits and legumes
  • Sugar substitutes (hexitols, sorbitol, mannitol)
  • Hospitalisation or surgery
  • Foreign travel
  • Hiking, camping, fishing trips
  • Exposure to infected persons
  • Medications (e.g., antibiotics, antacids, anti-hypertensives, anti-inflammatories, cardiovascular, diuretics)
  • Stress
  • Recent antibiotic therapy

Diarrhoea Signs and Symptoms

  • Loose stools, with or without blood and mucus
  • Frequent need to move bowels
  • Abdominal pain, cramping
  • Fever, chills, malaise
  • Weight loss
  • Fat malabsorption (bulky, pale and offensive stools which float in the toilet often accompanied by abdominal distention, stomach grumbling, cramps, weight loss and undigested food in the stool)

Diarrhoea Treatments

Diarrhoea is a symptom that occurs when your body is out of balance. Diarrhoea can leave you in pain, dehydrated and low in energy. There are many different reasons for diarrhoea occurring. It’s important to address the root cause of why this is happening, so that your body can return back to good health. During your initial consultation our Naturopaths take a detailed case history, run various in-house tests and will request a comprehensive stool test for you if they think this is relevant. Once we have received all your test results back we will put you on a specific treatment plan and diet, to bring your body back to a state of wellness.

Would you like to have…

  • Formed bowel motions?
  • 1-3 bowel motions daily?
  • Less abdominal pain?

If you are looking for long term gut health solutions to stop having diarrhoea, we’d love to help you out. Book an appointment today!