Most, if not all of us, have experienced diarrhoea at various points in our lives. In spite of its wide prevalence, many are uncomfortable to talk about it, viewing it as a "gross" or "dirty" topic. Others, maybe embarrassed to relate their own experience or seek out practical solutions. As a result, many just painfully "let nature take its course" and treat themselves in ways which may not have proven efficacy.

Diarrhoea is a bigger problem that most are willing to admit. It certainly warrants more attention, as recurring episodes of diarrhoea can affect our lives, not only physically but emotionally and socially. Besides health threats, diarrhoea also causes lower productivity in the workplace, decreasing self-confidence and impeding social lives.

These were some of the issues addressed at the recent "Take a Stand with Smecta" virtual media event. Fortunately, there are various medical solutions to treat and provide relief for diarrhoea such as diosmectite, a natural edible clay. Smecta (diosmectite) is an oral suspension that can be used for adults and children above 2 years old for symptomatic treatment of acute diarrhoea. It forms a protective layer on the intestine for faster recovery of damaged intestinal lining due to diarrhoea.

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