Beyond Normal Diarrhoea
Do you often experience ‘loose’, watery and extreme frequent bowel movements, coupled with weight loss, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea and vomiting? This is increasingly a common problem faced by individuals leading stressful lives. Fortunately, diarrhoea symptoms usually last for a couple of days only. Longer than that, you need medical attention.
If the diarrhoea symptoms persist beyond two days, it could demonstrate a bigger health problem, such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or even inflammatory bowel disease. Signs and symptoms of more serious diarrhoea include fever, blood or mucus in stool, bloating, gassy stomach, abdominal cramps and pains, vomiting, nausea, and inability to control bowel movement. If you become dehydrated, it may lead to heat stroke.
If you are an adult and your diarrhoea continues even after two days with the following symptoms, please see a doctor immediately:
Self-Help Drink for Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea can lead to severe dehydration among children. It is important to see a doctor if the diarrhoea shows no improvement within 24 hours.
For self-help, you can consider making your own liquid to replenish lost fluids in your body – Pedialyte.
This is all you need to make your own non-chemical laden Pedialyte:
(If you’ve organic sugar and natural sea salt, that’s better)
Mix all the ingredients in a clean jar or bowl. Check and ensure that you are using the correct amounts of each ingredient. Too much sugar can make diarrhoea symptoms worse, and too much salt can also be harmful.
Encourage a dehydrated child to drink as much of this Pedialyte alternative as possible. Children above age 2 need a minimum of 1 cup of this drink after each bout of diarrhoea. Children under age 2 need a minimum of 1/2 cup after each bout of diarrhoea. If you need to, you can spoon feed your child this solution. This drink will replenish your child with the liquid and nutrients that are lost during diarrhoea.
Chiropractic Healing for Persistent Diarrhoea
As a specialist Zone Chiropractor using the Zone Technique founded by Dr Thurman Fleet, Texas, USA, we can help balance the Zones of your body to correct the root causes of the problem. Diarrhoea-related issues are linked to digestive functions of your body. In particular, Zone 4 governs all Digestion-related functions and issues. Diarrhoea occurs because the Zone which governs digestion is not sending the right signals to the digestion system. Once the digestion zone is balanced, the nerves linked to the digestion system will receive the right signals, thereby correcting the diarrhoea (the effects). This cause-and-effect theory of health problems and diseases is similar to the causal loop in Systems Thinking.
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