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** Chronic Diarrhea & Weight Loss **
by MARCY BRINKLEY | Last Updated: Apr 16, 2015
author imageMarcy Brinkley
Marcy Brinkley has been writing professionally since 2007. Her work has
appeared in "Chicken Soup for the Soul," "Texas Health Law Reporter" and
the "State Bar of Texas Health Law Section Report." Her degrees include a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing; a Master of Business Administration; and a
Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Chronic Diarrhea & Weight Loss
Feet standing on a scale Photo Credit cyt870910/iStock/Getty Images
There are many possible causes of chronic diarrhea, which is defined as
having watery, liquid or semisolid bowel movements for more than 4 weeks.
Losing weight at the same time can mean that food is moving too quickly
through your digestive system without proper digestion or absorption.
Specific causes of chronic diarrhea and weight loss include infection,
inflammatory disease, medication side-effects and sensitivity to certain
nutrients such as gluten. Consult your doctor to determine the cause of the
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