How to stop diarrhea?

How to stop diarrhea?

The most common cause of diarrhea is intestinal tract infection that can spread through food, water or by contact with other people. It can actually be very dangerous both for kids and adults. It is very important to restore lost fluid amount in the body and intestinal mucosal integrity when treating diarrhea.

Diarrhea can also be caused by antibiotics that you are taking for some reason which can alter normal intestinal microflora.

Diarrhea begins when microorganisms irritate intestinal mucosa. Irritated intestines become very active and they have irregular and unusually frequent contractions. A person can have nausea; he can vomit and sweat a lot. Constantly recurring diarrhea can be a cause of number diseases. Patients can have chronic pancreatitis, inflammatory diseases, lactose intolerance, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis, etc. Diarrhea can also be caused by poor diet (excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee sweets).

Patients can suffer from dehydration, they can constantly feel thirsty, sleepy, have unusually dark urine, dry skin and so on. Children and older people have the biggest risk of getting dehydrated, so they should really take care of diarrhea as soon as they notice its first symptoms.

If you have diarrhea it is essential to drink plenty of fluids (3-4 liters per day)and restore loses of fluids and salts in the body. It is recommended not to eat dairy products, coffee, alcohol and fat foods. Also make sure to take a good care of personal hygiene.



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