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Loose bowels

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by lindisfel, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Having problems with loose bowels since I went very low carb.
    Meds probably don't help.
    It is not a problem as long as I can have a loo with "Derek" on the door! :)
    Any suggestions.. I will have drink more water since I am losing a lot of fluid as well.
    Any thoughts?
    D.
     
  2. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    That could be any number of issues but I'd up the water for starters. If it continues, you know where to go ..... to GP.
     
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    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Had soya based Yorkshire pudding two days recently and it seems to help.
    thanks for your help.
    D.
     
  4. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Low carb can initially cause electrolyte imbalances if you aren't having enough salt. I'd start drinking bouillion to replace the electrolytes. Especially important to replenish electrolytes if you're going to the loo too much.
     
  5. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks indy.
    I have no problems with low sodium, my blood sodium is checked every two weeks with my potassium.
    I have primary aldosteronism (Conn's Syndrome) and retain sodium due to having 20x the normal amount of aldosterone in my blood.
    It also, most probably, caused my T2D because it damages all tissue that has aldosterone receptors by causing fibrosis.
    I now take eplerenone to stop the receptors taking in aldosterone. Aldosterone causes sodium to go into tissue and potassium to 'leech' away thus putting BP up.
    regards
    Derek
     
  6. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Sorry to hear this!
    No suggestions, I am afraid, except to agree with the others that plenty to drink is a good idea.
     
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