Treatment for Diarrhea
Absorbents are mostly used for the treatment of diarrhea since they absorb most of the liquid content. The effect of absorbents is to combine the water in the small intestine and colon and reduce the water content of the diarrheal feces. In effect, some absorbents combine the toxic chemicals in the small intestine to help alleviate the urge to pass feces. The fluid-producing capacity of the small intestine is reduced; this helps treat the disease.