Diarrhoea

What Is Diarrhoea?

  • Diarrhoea is an increased frequency of bowel movements (stools) and also increased looseness of the motion. Diarrhoea can be due to higher fluid secretion into the intestine, minimal fluid absorption by the intestines or swift passage of stool from the intestine.
  • Acute Diarrhoea stays for 4 to 5 days but the chronic Diarrhoea can last up to 4 weeks. Recurrent and severe Diarrhoea can be a sign of an intestinal disease. 

What Is Diarrhoea?

  • Diarrhoea is an increased frequency of bowel movements (stools) and also increased looseness of the motion. Diarrhoea can be due to higher fluid secretion into the intestine, minimal fluid absorption by the intestines or swift passage of stool from the intestine.
  • Acute Diarrhoea stays for 4 to 5 days but the chronic Diarrhoea can last up to 4 weeks. Recurrent and severe Diarrhoea can be a sign of an intestinal disease. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Diarrhoea?

  • Loose, watery stools.
  • Cramps in abdomen leading to abdominal pains.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Urgent need to pass bowls
  • Blood in stool (sometimes)
  • Bloating 

What Are The Causes Of Diarrhoea?

  • The main cause is the virus that infects gut. However various other causes are an allergy to a food, alcohol, diabetes, diabetes to the intestines, medications, Laxatives, radiation therapy, running, surgery, cancers, troublesome nutrition absorption.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diarrhoea?

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Keep the food preparation area neat and tidy.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator.
  • Consume clean water.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cook meat thoroughly.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diarrhoea?

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Don’t consume stale food.
  • Avoid uncooked foods when out.
  • Don’t eat uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.    

What Are The Best Foods For Diarrhoea?

If suffering from diarrhoea consume the following:

  • Probiotics rich foods like yoghurt
  • Bland foods like boiled potatoes, toast, plain crackers, pretzels, baked chicken devoid of skin or fat
  • Plain Rice
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce

What Are The Worst Foods For Diarrhoea?

Don’t consume the following if suffering from Diarrhoea:

  • Fatty foods as they make Diarrhoea worse
  • Dairy products except for yogurt, as Diarrhoea leads to lactose intolerance
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks act as dehydrating agents
  • Artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect on the digestive system.
  • Foods leading to the excess of intestinal gas as beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Tainted foods prone to mishandling like fish or meat. 

What Are The Medicines For Diarrhoea?

What Are The Tips To Manage Diarrhoea?

Following precautions can be taken to prevent Diarrhoea:

  • Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom.
  • Wash your hands after touching your pet or their waste.
  • Use soap for about 20 seconds while washing hands, in the case of absence of soap use sanitizer.
  • Keep children away from putting contaminated objects into their mouths.    

What Are The Symptoms Of Diarrhoea?

  • Loose, watery stools.
  • Cramps in abdomen leading to abdominal pains.
  • Frequent bowel movements.
  • Urgent need to pass bowls
  • Blood in stool (sometimes)
  • Bloating 

What Are The Causes Of Diarrhoea?

  • The main cause is the virus that infects gut. However various other causes are an allergy to a food, alcohol, diabetes, diabetes to the intestines, medications, Laxatives, radiation therapy, running, surgery, cancers, troublesome nutrition absorption.

What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Diarrhoea?

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Keep the food preparation area neat and tidy.
  • Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator.
  • Consume clean water.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Cook meat thoroughly.    

What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Diarrhoea?

To prevent diarrhoea, follow:

  • Don’t consume stale food.
  • Avoid uncooked foods when out.
  • Don’t eat uncooked eggs.
  • Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.    

What Are The Best Foods For Diarrhoea?

If suffering from diarrhoea consume the following:

  • Probiotics rich foods like yoghurt
  • Bland foods like boiled potatoes, toast, plain crackers, pretzels, baked chicken devoid of skin or fat
  • Plain Rice
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce

What Are The Worst Foods For Diarrhoea?

Don’t consume the following if suffering from Diarrhoea:

  • Fatty foods as they make Diarrhoea worse
  • Dairy products except for yogurt, as Diarrhoea leads to lactose intolerance
  • Alcohol and caffeinated drinks act as dehydrating agents
  • Artificial sweeteners have a laxative effect on the digestive system.
  • Foods leading to the excess of intestinal gas as beans, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Tainted foods prone to mishandling like fish or meat. 

What Are The Medicines For Diarrhoea?

What Are The Tips To Manage Diarrhoea?

Following precautions can be taken to prevent Diarrhoea:

  • Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom.
  • Wash your hands after touching your pet or their waste.
  • Use soap for about 20 seconds while washing hands, in the case of absence of soap use sanitizer.
  • Keep children away from putting contaminated objects into their mouths.    

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