Does kratom really treat diarrhea or does kratom cause diarrhea instead? There is some confusion about that, as kratom can do both depending on the circumstances. We will explain it in this article.
As you know, kratom can cause constipation. But, does this mean that kratom won’t cause diarrhea? Well, we can’t say that kratom doesn’t cause diarrhea. In fact, one of the side effects of consuming much kratom excessively is diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems. This occurs when someone takes a large dose of kratom.
Most people had diarrhea at least a few times a year. In general, diarrhea occurs due to food and beverages exposure to viruses, bacteria, or parasites. But there are many other factors that cause it, namely: food poisoning, certain drugs, alcohol abuse, having difficulty absorbing some nutrients, and several diseases.
Usually, diarrhea lasts only a few days (acute), but in some cases, it can extend to weeks (chronic). In general, diarrhea is not dangerous if dehydration does not occur. However, if accompanied by dehydration, this disease can be fatal, and sufferers need to get immediate medical attention.
Kratom as a Diarrhea Treatment
As mentioned earlier, kratom usually causes constipation, and causes diarrhea when consuming excessive doses. So, kratom can be an effective method of treating chronic diarrhea.
How does kratom cause constipation? A normal bowel movement will occur when the muscles that surround the intestines move in a way that will push a stool through your gut. This movement is called peristalsis and happens in waves. If you take kratom for a while, this movement will slow down or even stop, causing a condition known as gastroparesis. In addition, kratom can tighten up your sphincters making it more difficult for the stool to pass. As a result, the stool will be “trapped” in the intestinal tract for a longer time. This way, the intestines will absorb more water, which will make the stool get hard and dry.
That is the reason why many people who suffer from Ulcerative Colitis (UC) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) use kratom to treat diarrhea.
All kratom strains can be used to treat diarrhea. Before you choose a kratom strain, consider that red veins will provide a more relaxing and soothing effect, while white veins will be more energizing and euphoric. On the other hand, green veins are a kind of middle ground between the red and white vein varieties.
Can Kratom Withdrawal Cause Diarrhea?
Consider that kratom can cause constipation, so when you stop drinking kratom it can cause a kind of kratom withdrawal diarrhea. Remember that, when you stop consuming any substance, especially the one used as a treatment for any disease, your body needs to adjust. So, do it gradually if you plan to stop using kratom to avoid unpleasant withdrawal effects.
Although kratom can rarely cause diarrhea, this can happen if you consume an excessive dose of kratom. So, remember to adjust the dosage if you have experienced this problem. Also, consider using other methods, such as kratom tea or kratom extract.
You also need to make some changes in your lifestyle. Exercise regularly can help you overcome constipation. In addition, don’t forget to include high-fiber foods in your diet. Such as fresh vegetables, nuts, cereals, and drink a lot of water.