Archive for the ‘Diarrhea’ Category

Tips and precautions for treating diarrhea

Friday, September 4th, 2015

1. Never drink apple juice

2. Choose cultured yogurt

3. Keep it plain

4. Avoid common sports drinks

5. Avoid certain foods

6. Know when to see a doctor

Foods to Eat with Diarrhea

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

If you are not sure what to do about your stomach, you should find out what to eat with diarrhea.

It’s important to know the best choice of foods to soothe as well as clear diarrhea. But at the same time certain foods should be avoided.

Foods to eat with diarrhea

1. White rice and mashed potatoes

2. Blueberries

3. Steamed chicken

4. Applesauce

5. Herbal tea

6. Yogurt

7. Crackers and white toast

8. Bananas

3 Ways to Treat Diarrhea

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

 

If you do have diarrhea, here are three ways you can ease your discomfort.

1. Be Sure to Stay Hydrated 

2. Try Eating a Bland Diet

3. Try Some Over-the-Counter Medications

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013


 

Tips For An Upset Stomach

Monday, November 14th, 2011


Snacks during upset stomach makes up the diet for an upset stomach.

Lets have a look at the remedies for upset stomach.

1. Popcorn which is low in salt and butter is a nice snack during upset stomach. Munch the popcorn but avoid beverages like caffeine and tea which stimulate digestive system. Also avoid nicotine and alcohol consumption.

2. Having snacks during upset stomach make up a healthy diet which absorbs stomach acids and helps in recovery at a fast pace. Have biscuits which are light in salt.

3. Rice with veg and non-veg soup is also a good upset stomach food which is not tasteless. But make soup which is not too spicy.

4. Rice porridge which is not spicy is light on the stomach.

5. Bananas for diarrhea remedies is considered as one of the best medicines to cure an upset stomach. Mash bananas and add some chopped apples. Mix with honey and have it, a suggested snack during upset stomach.

6. Boil apples and peel off the skin and eat them when it cools. A healthy upset stomach diet food.

7. Yogurt is known as the best upset stomach food. It cools the inflammation in the stomach and controls dysentery. Have yogurt with flattened rice ans sugar to provide instant relief. Even a glass of buttermilk is good upset stomach food.

8. Ginger ale is a nice drink during an upset stomach as the carbonation provides your stomach to calm down. Have this lukewarm ginger ale drink as upset stomach easy remedies.

 

Home Treatment For Diarrhea

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool i.e greater looseness of stool.

Changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes often occur in both. Diarrhea is the frequent passage of loose, watery, soft stools with or without abdominal bloating, pressure, and cramps commonly referred to as gas.

Home Remedies for Diarrhea

Make a mixture by adding 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp ginger juice and 1/4 tsp pepper powder. Drink this mixture two times a day. This is one of the useful home remedies for diarrhea.

Plenty of fluids should be given to the patient during diarrhea.  Amla Fresh Juice taken with lemon juice and sugar is beneficial etc. etc.

Diarrhea Treatment

Friday, August 25th, 2006

DiarrheaThere are simple things that can be done at the beginning of a diarrheal episode which may help reduce symptoms. Taking only liquids by mouth and avoiding solid food and milk may be helpful. Over-the-counter constipating agents, such as Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate, or Imodium can also be tried. For explosive or persistent diarrhea, treatment will obviously depend on the cause. Fortunately, the cause of diarrhea can almost always be found and effective treatment is then usually available.

Diarrhea is a common problem which is usually not serious. If it is severe or persistent, a specific diagnosis should be sought. By working closely with the physician, effective treatment is almost always available.

Diarrhea – Diagnosis

Friday, August 25th, 2006

The cause and treatment of diarrhea may be very simple, such as discontinuing magnesium- containing antacids. Or it may be more difficult. Testing of blood and stool may be needed. X-rays and ultrasound may also be necessary. In some cases, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy are required to visually inspect the colon with a lighted, flexible tube. Testing depends on how severe and prolonged the condition is, and how the physician evaluates a specific case.

Causes of Diarrhea

Friday, August 25th, 2006

There are many causes of diarrhea. Fortunately, in most instances, this change in bowel habits is short lived and clears up on its own. In these cases, it is assumed that it is a virus infection or even “something I ate.” Whenever diarrhea lasts more than two or three weeks, medical advice is generally recommended. Among the many known causes are:

Food – Most people have certain foods that may cause diarrhea. For hot pepper lovers
(the chemical in it is called capaiscin), diarrhea often occurs the morning after. Many people are intolerant of milk and milk products so that even small amounts of the milk sugar lactose can cause diarrhea. Large amounts of fatty foods cause the same problem in other people. The obvious solution in all these instances is to avoid the offending agent.

Chemical Laxatives – Many people become dependent on laxatives early in life and use them on a daily basis. The names for the usual chemical stimulants are Milk of Magnesia, magnesium (Epsom salt), cascara (Nature’s Remedy), and phenolphthalein (Exlax, Correctol, Feen-A-Mint). Magnesium can be inadvertently ingested in various over-the-counter preparations such as Maalox or Mylanta. Check labels! Sorbitol is an artificial sweetener that is used in sugar free gum and prepared foods such as jams and jellies. Sorbitol, too, is a laxative.

Prescription Drugs – If a change in bowel habit occurs after taking a new drug, the physician should be contacted. In particular, antibiotics are known to cause diarrhea, at times quite severe. Diarrhea can develop up to one month after taking antibiotics.

Infection – There are over 400 different bacteria that normally live quietly and beneficially in the large intestine.

Traveler’s Diarrhea – The cause of traveler’s diarrhea is a toxic bacteria called E. Coli. It most often occurs in developing countries where sanitation is not good. This infection can often be prevented by avoiding fresh, uncooked produce and fruits. Fruits, such as oranges, that have protective skins are safe. In particular, tap water in any form and especially ice should be avoided. Bottled beverages are recommended. The physician should be contacted prior to travel to these countries to obtain more information on prevention and treatment.

Diseases – There are certain intestinal disorders that can cause chronic diarrhea. These include ulcerative and microscopic colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, and even colon cancer. These are all serious diseases that require careful medical attention and treatment. It is a major reason why the cause of chronic diarrhea should always be known.

Stress and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) — IBS is a problem that occurs when the intestines, especially the colon do not contract in a smooth, rhythmic manner. The contractions can be exaggerated in which case diarrhea occurs or they may be sluggish and result in constipation. Sometimes there is alternating constipation and diarrhea. Emotional stress often aggravates these symptoms.