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Since cutting "bad" carbs and sugar from my Diet - I have experienced nausea and very loose stools - especially in the morning. I take immodium and it seems to help, but the symptoms come back every day. Any ideas?

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replied August 9th, 2010
Diets and Diet Plans Answer A15093
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know the cause of the symptoms that you experience.

Individuals who are on a low calorie diet (rich with vegetables and fruit) in order to reduce weight, may experience diarrhea because vegetables and fruit increase the bowel movement. If individuals consume tea to reduce their weight they may experience nausea (a reaction of the tea in order to reduce the appetite).

Given the data that you described, you may or may not experience any medical condition. See a gastroenterologist to exclude possible intestinal infections, or decreased blood sugar.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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