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Diarrhea and Foods

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Diarrheas one of the most common diseases and particularly in developing and under developed country it is more common. In diarrheas we suffer bowel movement discharges loose watery. Though it is not serious but it could become serious when not taken proper precaution. This diarrhea is occurring due to the unhealthy or unhygienic food. So one should give due attention in their food. The treatment of diarrhea is very simple. In some cases people suffer from this due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So following steps are to be provides for a person having diarrhea generally the cause of diarrhea is bacteria, viruses, or parasites
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Diarrhea and Foods

  1. 1. Diarrhea and Foods
  2. 2. Diarrhea and Foods Diarrheas is one of the most common diseases. it is more common in developing and under developed countries .
  3. 3. In diarrheas we suffer bowel movement discharges loose watery. Though it is not serious, it could become serious when not taken proper precaution.
  4. 4. Diarrhea and Foods  diarrhea is occurring due to the unhealthy or unhygienic food.  So one should give due attention in their food. The treatment of diarrheas is very simple.  In some cases people suffer from this due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  following steps are to be provides for a person having diarrhea.  generally the cause of diarrhea is bacteria, viruses, or parasites
  5. 5. Diarrhea Symptoms  Bloating in your belly, Cramps  Thin or loose stools  Watery stools  An urgent feeling for the bowel movement and Nausea and throwing up.  Blood or mucus in the stool  Weight loss  and Fever
  6. 6. Causes of diarrhea  infection in the gastrointestinal tract. The infection causes are mostly Bacteria, Viruses and Parasitic organisms.  A study has shown that the common cause of acute diarrhea in the United States is the bacteria Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella, and Shiga- toxin-producing Escherichia coli.  Sometimes when clear cause of diarrheas is not identified this is called functional and it is chronic one.  These are very common in developing countries.
  7. 7. Causes of diarrhea  An irritable bowel syndrome is the common cause of functional diarrheas.  Another cause of chronic diarrheas is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is also called Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.  In this case peasant has blood in the stool in both conditions.  Some other cause of chronic diarrheas is Microscopic colitis, malabsorptive and maldigestive, Chronic infections,  Drug-induced diarrhea, Endocrine causes and Cancer causes.
  8. 8. Foods that causes diarrhea
  9. 9. Sugar and sugar substitutes Fructose is a constituent of sugar and is found naturally in fruits. There are some fruits which contain extra fructose than others. Foods high in fructose are apple juice, grapes, agave and soda. Dr. Norton Greenberger, a gastroenterologist and Harvard Medical School professor, states that “seventy five of people who ingest more than 40 to 80 grams of fructose per day will get diarrhea."
  10. 10. The body digests a certain amount of fructose at one time. Consuming more fructose than the body absorption capacity could cause diarrhea. Sugar, alcohols, sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol are commonly used to sweeten foods. These sugar alcohols are not well absorbed by the body and can cause diarrhea.
  11. 11. Caffeine Caffeine in the drink or food can cause diarrhea in some people. Caffeine is a stimulant and accelerates the rate that food moves through the intestines. The common dietary sources of caffeine are chocolate, coffee, soda and tea
  12. 12. High-fat and spicy foods Foods containing high fat can be the cause of diarrhea since they are hard for the body to digest. Olestra can causes diarrhea. People must read the labels of fat-free products for example in potato chips whether it contain Olestra as an ingredient or not. Spicy foods which contain hot peppers are additional common cause of diarrhea.
  13. 13. Lactose Lactose is intolerant to some people. So the people who have intolerant to lactose may suffer from diarrhea. Lactose intolerance is predominant among African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Americans.
  14. 14. FODMAPs For some people FODMAP or High- FODMAP foods are difficult to digest and that may cause may cause diarrhea Some categories like fructose, lactose, and sugar alcohols are refer FODMAPs.
  15. 15. Gluten Gluten is the protein in wheat, rye, and barley. The people who have problems in digesting it may exhibit serious illness, such as celiac disease. Those who suffer celiac disease, their resistant system responds to gluten and causes damage to the small intestine.
  16. 16. How to identified the diarrhea is due to food  Diarrhea is generally food-related. Some people may get diarrheas when he or she has made changes to their food. So recording the symptom of diary can be helpful for determining the pattern. Before accrediting diarrhea to food, it is important to check recent medication changes. Diarrhea is a common side effect of many drugs too. For example some antibiotics and medicines which contain magnesium. Diarrhea is likely to be related to food intolerance too if it contains blood or pus, is go together with by a fever and occurs for an prolonged period
  17. 17. Treatment and home remedies for diarrhea To control diarrhea there are so many types of medicine that are being consumed as per the type and cause of diarrhea. Home remedies for diarrhea are also used. People suffering from diarrhea are suggested to take regular diet as tolerated. Doctors recommended BRAT diet that is bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.
  18. 18. Hydration  During the time of diarrhea people should not be dehydrated. Remaining hydrated is the first priority when people get diarrhea. The best way of treatment is to drink plenty of fluids. Stanford Cancer Nutrition Services recommend that people with diarrhea can sip on any of the following broth, caffeine-free tea, diluted juice, drinks that contain electrolytes, flat ginger ale. Similarly according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, people can make an ORS by adding half a teaspoon of salt and six teaspoons of sugar to one liter of water.
  19. 19. Medications Lipoamide and simethicone are the medicine that can be used for the treatment further the combination of these medicine are more effective rather than individually. Pepto-Bismol is another medication for the diarrhea. Probiotics are useful bacteria which live in gut are helpful for children. Soluble fibers containing food such as oath and orange are useful since it forms
  20. 20. When to see a doctor for diarrhea  If the diarrheas continue for more than two days then one should consult doctor because to could worsen the health and could be serious one. The diarrhea comprises of blood and accompanied by severe stomach pain or if he do not feel well then he or she must see a doctor and have some medicine. Diarrhea can be dangerous for people when it occur in group. In this case it is very essential to look the symptom of dehydration in these groups. The symptoms such as urine volume, heart rate increased and dizziness or confusion.
  21. 21. Prevention of diarrhea Occurrence of dirty water and poor sanitation is the major problem in developing countries in preventing diarrhea. Following are the preventing measure to get rid of diarrheas such as Clean and safe drinking water, Proper Good sanitation, Awarding people to wash hand with soap before taking food and after each disposing, This is more important in case of children, Educating mothers the value of breastfeeding for the first six months of their child, proper hygiene practices and Education on the spread of infection

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