Sunday, November 21, 2010

Diarrhea Treatment | Diarrhea Relief

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. A person with diarrhea typically passes stool more than three times a day. People with diarrhea may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Acute diarrhea is a common problem that usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own without special treatment.


Prolonged diarrhea persisting for more than 2 days may be a sign of a more serious problem and poses the risk of dehydration. Chronic diarrhea may be a feature of a chronic disease. The basic physiology of acute diarrhea is simple either not enough fluid is absorbed from the intestines, or the intestines produce too much fluid. The result is a lot more stool liquid then you're used to.


Diarrhea Causes:

Viral infections, parasites or bacterial toxins result in diarrhea. This is usually caused by food poisoning, gastroenteritis, anxiety, excess alcohol, some foods or side effects from certain drugs. Diarrhea causes include unhygienic food, eating with unwashed hands, drinking unsafe water etc. Diarrhea is a viral and bacterial disease which can also be caused by taking milk or yogurt.


Diarrhea Symptoms:

* Abdominal cramps

* Abdominal pain

* An urge to go to the toilet, sometimes this may be sudden

* Vomiting

* Nausea

* Temperature (fever)

* Headache

* Loss of appetite

* Fatigue

* Loose, watery stools

* Bloating

* Blood in stool


Diarrhea Diet:

When it comes to treating or preventing diarrhea, diet is an important factor to consider. During (and shortly after) an acute bout of diarrhea, it's important to replace lost fluids and electrolytes. Recovery from the ailment generally involves avoiding certain foods (such as most dairy products) and eating foods that are easy to digest (such as bananas, plain rice, and toast).


Diarrhea Remedies:

* The simplest remedy is to mix a teaspoon of salt with a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of warm water and sip this slowly.

* Tea: A very effective diarrhea remedy is to consume a strong cup of black tea without sugar.

* Banana: Bananas replace potassium levels which are depleted when you suffer from diarrhea.

* Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a very good diarrhea remedy.

* Grate one raw papaya. Add 3 cups water,boil for 10 mins, strain and finish the water in one day.

* Mint: Mix a teaspoon each of mint, lime juice and honey together. Give this mix three times a day.

* Nutmeg: Swallow a teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

* Orange Juice: Diluting orange juice with some water, and adding some salt to it, makes a hydrating drink.

* Coconut water: This is a very hydrating and restorative drink.

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