How do electrolytes help relieve diarrhea?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Electrolytes do not necessarily help you to treat your diarrhea, but rather electrolytes help you to prevent dehydration while you are suffering from diarrhea. Electrolytes are essential to keeping hydrated while you have diarrhea, as they make up for many lost nutrients.

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