Inflammatory Diarrhea

Inflammatory diarrhea is a type of diarrhea that is caused by inflammation in the intestines. Here is some information about the symptoms, causes, testing, conventional treatment, functional medicine treatments, IV drip therapy, and recommended supplements for support for inflammatory diarrhea:


  • Frequent loose, watery stools (usually three or more times a day)
  • Blood or pus in the stool
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


  • Infections, such as bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as celiac disease


  • Stool analysis to check for infection or inflammation.
  • Colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to view the inside of the colon and take tissue samples for biopsy.
  • Blood tests to check for signs of inflammation or infection.
  • Imaging tests, such as CT scan or MRI, to check for underlying structural abnormalities.

Conventional treatment:

  • Identifying and treating the underlying cause of diarrhea
  • Anti-inflammatory medications, such as corticosteroids or mesalamine
  • Immunosuppressant medications to reduce inflammation.
  • Antibiotics or antiparasitic medications to treat infections.

Functional Medicine treatments:

  • Identifying and addressing the underlying cause of diarrhea (such as gut dysbiosis or food sensitivities)
  • Dietary changes to remove trigger foods and support gut healing.
  • Probiotics and prebiotics to support healthy gut bacteria.
  • Addressing stress and other lifestyle factors that may be contributing to diarrhea

IV Drip therapy:

  • IV fluids and electrolytes to quickly rehydrate the body.
  • Vitamins and minerals to support immune function and replenish nutrient stores
  • Anti-inflammatory agents to reduce gut inflammation.

Recommended supplements for support:

  • Probiotics to support healthy gut bacteria.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation.
  • Curcumin to reduce inflammation.
  • Vitamin D to support immune function and reduce inflammation.
  • Fiber supplements to improve bowel function.

It is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause of inflammatory diarrhea and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

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