My mom and I always argue about this. She keeps on drinking tea when she feels that she has a problem with her bowel movement. She insists that tea relieves the diarrhea. She said it's like common knowledge. Hello? That's like mixing oil and water or drinking aspirin when you have a virus (..wait that's another story).
Let me get this straight. Caffeine in tea only makes your LBM symptoms worse. This is because caffeine's action is like a diuretic. It makes you pee more. Try to remember the time you last drank Coke. You kept peeing almost every 15 to 30 minutes, right? Same with tea..When you have LBM, you tend to lose fluids and electrolytes. So if you drink tea during this diarrhea episode, then you would lose more electrolytes making it worse than when it began.
I really don't know how my mom cures herself by this. Maybe it's psychological.
What you have to do is eat foods or drink fluids that can replenish your lost electrolytes. (Like bananas).Also, avoid oily foods or other foods that might irritate your digestive system. If it's possible, try not using drugs to stop diarrhea.
What gives me the authority to write these things? I'm a nurse.
(What...nurse?...kcatwoman?.. I told you I'm human too.)