• frequent stool passing

    I am 72 and my overall health is good. I have an issue of over active bowel movements, and usually have to visit bathroom for stool passing around 5 times a day . It is not watery but normal. I have no cramps and no bloating though. Is it a form of Diarrhea? I am lactose intolerant and medically advised to reduce dairy products. Even after me stopping Dairy totally, my problem still persists. Please advise, are there bad bacteria in the system causing this problem? What could be the possible solution for this excessive bathroom visits?