How to get rid of diarrhea?
Diarrhea is not only unpleasant, a disease that delivers a lot of inconvenience, but also quite dangerous. If you don’t listen to your body and don’t take the time to treat and eliminate the causes, diarrhea can lead to serious consequences.
If diarrhea bothers you too often, you should reconsider your diet and make a special diet, the essence of which is to restore the water-salt balance in your body and normalize the work of the intestine. Diarrhea never occurs just like that, and can be a symptom of many more serious diseases.
It may be accompanied by vomiting, fever, abdominal cramps, the nature of which can be immediately determined. Adult diarrhea does not cause significant damage, but children and the elderly should beware and avoid dehydration and, as a result, more serious consequences.
For adequate treatment, you should consult your doctor, strictly abide by it, and follow a proper diet.
Causes of diarrhea:
- Diseases of the digestive tract, liver.
- Abuse of laxative drugs.
- Food poisoning.
- Vegetables and fruits with a high content of nitrates and nitrites.
The most important factor affecting quick recovery is what you drink. In the first hours, when you are worried about cramps, except water, you should drink apple juice, unsweetened tea, herbal teas. Diarrhea causes severe dehydration and it is important to replenish the amount of fluid in the body.
Drink a glass of one of these liquids every half hour. When it becomes a little easier, be sure to drink such a solution: a teaspoon of soda, a teaspoon of salt and two spoons of honey are consumed for half a liter of water. During the day, try to cram 1.5 liters of this solution.
In terms of nutrition, the diet is not happy with its diversity. The purpose of the proposed food is to soothe the intestines and restore its proper functioning. The main dish is white boiled rice without additives. Why this particular product? Because in its normal state, a large amount of white rice can provoke constipation due to its low fiber content. And in this case, it is most welcome.
Rice is best consumed every two hours in a small cup. But not only rice you will eat. No less useful in this case, the product will be bananas. The fact is that bananas contain a lot of potassium. Two bananas every 3 hours will relieve you of the symptoms.
Having got rid of the symptoms, you shouldn’t start eating as before. After all, most often this condition arises due to the abuse of "bad" food. In this case, it is best to observe a special diet for some time, which will help to fully restore the digestive tract and will return you to a full life.
Meals and products that you can eat
First of all, get ready for the fact that alcohol, fatty foods and other "hazards" in your diet will not.
The list of allowed products and dishes is as follows:
- crackers, stale bread, diet bread;
- vegetable soups, unsharp ears, broths from lean meat with barley, rice;
- dishes from lean meat, baked fish, you can make steam cutlets or soufflés;
- cottage cheese, grated through a sieve, you can homemade, fresh cooking;
- boiled eggs, but only soft boiled, scrambled eggs are allowed;
- mucous porridge on the water - oatmeal, rice, barley, barley;
- boiled vegetables;
- green tea, coffee, diluted juices (preferably freshly squeezed), except grape, plum, apricot.
Try to eat every three hours to reduce the load on the intestines, do not take foods that have a choleretic effect, the diet for diarrhea should contain a minimum amount of fat and carbohydrates, but the amount of protein should be left in the same amount. Do not neglect to drink.
That which is not allowed
Eliminate for the time from your diet such products as:
- fatty meat, offal (kidney, liver, heart, etc.);
- smoked, canned foods, concentrated broths;
- fish in any form, except boiled;
- whole milk, sour cream, cream;
- soda, even mineral water with gas;
- vegetables: cabbage, beets, radishes, cucumbers;
- ketchup, mustard, garlic;
- sour fruits (orange, apple, lemon);
- fresh pastries, buns, cookies.
When to visit a doctor
As you recover, the diet can be expanded, however, remember what happened and don’t be in a hurry to return to old eating habits. Especially if this condition appears too often.
Usually, diarrhea is treated with a standard regimen including a strict drinking regimen and diet, as well as taking the appropriate medication. It is recommended to see a doctor, but many people prefer not to do this. In a situation where, with the observance of all the rules, improvements do not occur, go to the doctor.
Do not hope that after a couple of days you feel better, such negligence will only lead to a deterioration in your health.