The human body is quite complex and for sure almost anyone is familiar with such an unpleasant problem as diarrhea.
Intestinal upset may begin to disturb a person against the background of the following:
- poisoning with food, medicines or toxic chemicals;
- penetration into the body of an infection – both bacterial and viral.
Diarrhea is a disorder of the stomach, which leads to an acceleration of the peristalsis of the stomach and a violation of the absorption of water by the large intestine. The disease manifests itself in the form of rapid loose stools (feces), which may be accompanied by pain in the abdomen.
Treatment of diarrhea
Before treating diarrhea in adults, it is necessary to establish the cause of its occurrence. The most common causes of bowel dysfunction are:
- infectious diseases: salmonellosis, dysentery, food intoxication, viral infections;
- improper nutrition. As a rule, in this case, diarrhea of \u200b\u200bthis type has a systematic, but short-term character;
- enzymatic insufficiency and violation of the gastrointestinal tract;
- chemical or drug intoxication.
The use of medications in the treatment of diarrhea in adults is allowed only if the disease bothers a person for more than 5-6 hours. It is worth noting that before treatment it is necessary to replenish the lost fluid in the body, that is, drink as much water as possible.
With any kind of diarrhea, one should pay tribute to sorbents: activated carbon, Enterosgel, Phosphalugel and others. The help of enzymes will establish the secretion of the stomach and large intestine, in the list of such drugs it is recommended to take the following: Mezim, Pancreatin and Creon.
The intestinal microflora is also affected by diarrhea, so the use of prebiotics and probiotics will be very beneficial. The most effective of them: Narine, Lineks, Atsilakt and Lactobacterin.
If all of the above does not give positive results in the treatment of diarrhea in adults, then you should consult a doctor. An experienced specialist will help you understand the causes of diarrhea and prescribe adequate treatment.
Prevention of diarrhea
Prevention of intestinal disorders is insanely simple: daily fermented milk products (cheeses, yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese) and cereals (cereals, bread) should be present in the diet. Diarrhea can cause malnutrition, so you should carefully monitor your diet and the quality of the foods you consume.