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What Are the Causes of Diarrhea Lasting 2 Weeks?

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Based in Jamestown, Pa., Hannah Rice Myers has more than 10 years of experience as a freelance writer, specializing in the health industry. Many of her articles have appeared in newspapers, as well as "Curing Epilepsy: Hope Through Research." Rice Myers received her master's degree in nursing from Upstate Medical University in 2001.

Diet for Treating C. difficile

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what it is, how it is transmitted, result of antibiotics facilities, LTC spreads prevent vs treat medications + diet

Concerns

diarrhea leads to weight loss and dehydration patient already frail

Initial Phase

IV, enteral nutrition, clear liquids 1-3 days not enough nutrition helps to calm down bowels

not enough nutrition in BRAT diet see LTC article

probiotics - can't prevent infection but can help with diarrhea

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Marcy Brinkley's articles about health care and legal issues have appeared in "Texas Health Law Reporter" and the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in business administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Comments to the Reviewer Edit Draft Submit for Review

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