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How To Get Rid Of Diarrhea

There may be only a few other health conditions that may be embarrassing due to "walking" or diarrhea. Loose bowel movements are always a disaster for people, especially those who are not in the comfort of their home for long periods of time. Diarrhea is very annoying when you're on the bus or under the subway and you feel something wet and wild just to get out of your system in the most embarrassing way.

However, severe and severe forms of diarrhea are one of the leading causes of death in children in developing countries. About two million deaths are associated with it each year. Diarrhea is also a leading cause of infant death worldwide.

Diarrhea is a loose stool movement. People with diarrhea usually emit more than three or four times a day, passing more than a quarter of the waste product. Diarrhea is usually caused by a virus, bacteria or parasite infection. Rotavirus infection, for example, affects only 55,000 children in the United States alone. Other diseases such as botulism, cholera or dysentery consider diarrhea as a symptom. That is why it is always important to keep your condition under control when your diarrhea lasts longer than usual; Diarrhea lasting more than three or four days is already a concern.

Usually, diarrhea is accompanied by cramps, stomach aches, nausea or bloating. Depending on the cause of the diarrhea, one may also have blood in stools or fever. Although diarrhea usually disappears by itself after the bacteria or cause is removed from the body, there are some things you can do to get rid of it or at least reduce the discomfort it causes.

Drink plenty of fluids and electrolytes. Because you usually release a lot of fluids, you are at risk of dehydration. Dehydration is a major reason why children and infants are at risk for diarrhea; they lose too much water and electrolytes, so their bodies don't function properly (electrolytes are minerals and salts that influence muscle activity, water levels and other vital body functions). Drinking lots of water often compensates for fluid loss.

Since water does not have an electrolyte, getting it from somewhere is the next option. Electrolyte levels can be increased by consuming soups and soups containing sodium, and fruits and vegetables containing potassium. Kids can also benefit from over-the-counter rehydration products like Ceralyte and Infalyte.

For adults, drinking Gatorade will help replenish lost electrolytes and fluids.

Remove certain foods from your diet. There are certain foods that actually aggravate your diarrhea. If you have diarrhea, it is recommended that you avoid the following:

* Milk and other everyday products like cheese or ice cream

* Oily foods or foods containing high fat content, such as fried foods

* High fiber foods such as wheat, black beans, and peas

* Sweet foods like cakes and cookies

* spicy food

Dairy and milk products are very difficult for you to digest when you have diarrhea. The same goes for high fat foods. Fiber, while usually helpful to the human body, does not help when you have diarrhea. Fiber helps in bowel movement, keeping food moving through the intestines (which is why fiber is recommended when you have constipation - as opposed to actual diarrhea). When you have trouble breathing in the large intestine, the fiber only exacerbates the excretion of the stomach, including fluid and electrolytes. Meanwhile, spicy foods will only irritate your intestinal wall, something you don't want to happen when you have diarrhea.

Eat yogurt and bananas. Studies have shown that probiotic agents found in yogurt are effective in cases of antibiotic-related diarrhea. When you have diarrhea, along with the fluids and electrolytes you lose, you also lose some good bacteria in your digestive tract. Yogurt containing an active culture adds good bacteria. However, note that you cannot snatch any cheap yogurt you find on the market. The yogurt you need is one that contains an active culture such as Lactobacillus acidophilus or Streptococcus thermophilus. If you cannot find yoghurt that contains an active culture, you can ask your doctor if he or she can prescribe any probiotic agent.

Bananas normalize the colon's function in absorbing large quantities of water to help ensure proper bowel movement. They also have the ability to convert harmful bacteria in the intestine into more beneficial bacilli acidophilus.

Start with low-fiber and semi-solid foods. Once the diarrhea starts to subside, start eating low-fiber and easy-to-digest foods. Chicken noodles, crackers and rice will help you feel better after your fight with diarrhea. Do not start eating dairy products and oily, high fat foods until after you have fully recovered.

You may take medicines that help control diarrhea, such as Imodium or Pepto Bismol. However, if your diarrhea is diagnosed as bacterial, it is almost always best to let it work. Remember that diarrhea itself is not a disease; it is the way the body removes any toxins or bacteria in your digestive system. Taking medicine may only prevent the body from performing its natural functions. In such cases, it is always advisable to consult your doctor first.

If your diarrhea lasts for more than three days, consult your doctor. Something might be wrong. Diarrhea cannot last long, no matter what infection it causes in the first place. In such cases, diarrhea may be a symptom of something more serious, such as appendicitis or any other bowel or digestive issue.


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