Diarrhea and dysentery are common problems that can affect anyone at any time. There are some useful home remedies for diarrhea and dysentery that are helpful in relieving the condition naturally. Diarrhea is a condition in which a person experiences a frequent watery stool against the normal stool or you can say that a person undergoes a loose stool frequently. Diarrhea itself is a disease under different condition or it is being related with the various digestive problems and it is one of their symptoms.
Most diarrhea results from viral infections that take place in the intestines and stomach (gastroenteritis). The infection inflames and irritates the intestines, thus making it less able to absorb food and liquids. Water is secreted and the contents of food and liquids pass through the body more quickly than usual. Another common cause of diarrhea is if you have a food intolerance.
Some people might be unable to digest certain food components like lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in milk. Food intolerance can cause many other symptoms other that just diarrhea. Diarrhea is classified as acute or chronic. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that last less than 2 weeks and chronic last longer than 2 weeks.
The bug that causes diarrhea is bacteria. There are many different types and strands of bacteria, and a couple of examples of these bugs are E. coli and Salmonella. Eating foods that bother the stomach and intestines can cause diarrhea. Sometimes keeping a food diary/bowel movement diarrhea can help you determine which foods cause diarrhea.It can be defined in various ways, but most people define their diarrhea as 'going to the toilet to open your bowels either too frequently or producing loose to watery stools'.
Technically, the diagnosis is made if the stool weight is greater than 250g a day, although in practice this is rarely confirmed. Symptoms of diarrhea are determinable. Victims of diarrhea more often to experienced flushing out watery tools and experienced normal or even severe stomachache. Diarrhea can also be detected when one is having an abdominal pain and is frequently vomiting.
Natural treatments have no harmful side effects, and they also treat the underlying problem AND its symptoms. However, back to classifying diarrhea types and how they can be treated without drugs. Food intolerance can be treated using medicines like Shankh-Vati, Trikatu (Three pungent herbs), Agnitundi-Vati and Pippalyarishta. Disorders of the pancreas can be treated using medicines like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Behada (Terminalia bellerica), Yashtimadhuk, Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Usheer (Vetiveria zizanioidis). It is important to learn how to prevent, or maybe just lower the risk of diarrhea. Frequent hand washing is very important since everywhere you go and everything you touch, bacteria is always present.
Treatments for diarrhea depend on the underlying cause. In acute illness, by far the most important treatment are fluids to keep you hydrated and electrolytes (salts) and sugar (in the form of specific electrolyte therapy) to prevent further dehydration and its complications. Keep in mind there are other more serious causes such as Celiac disease or Chron's disease that have to do with narrowing of the intestines or deterioration of the intestine walls.
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