What is diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea, also known as “runs,” is a common condition that causes loose, watery stools. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, food poisoning, and certain medications. Diarrhoea can be acute or chronic.
- Acute diarrhoea is usually short-lived and lasts for a few days. It is most commonly caused by a viral infection, such as rotavirus or norovirus.
- Chronic diarrhoea is diarrhoea that lasts for more than four weeks. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, and certain medications.
What causes diarrhoea?
Here are some probable causes of diarrhoea
- Viral infections such as rotavirus, norovirus, and viral gastroenteritis
- Bacterial infections such as Salmonella, E Coli, Strep
- Parasitic infections such as Dientamoeba fragilis
- Food Intolerances – lactose, dairy, Gluten, Seafood etc.
- Food allergy – Seafood, Dairy, Lactose
- Surgery: Gall Bladder surgery or Stomach surgery
- Medications: Certain medications, such as antibiotics, laxatives, and chemotherapy drugs, can cause diarrhoea as a side effect.
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as IBD, IBS, celiac disease, and diabetes, can cause chronic diarrhoea.
We have a natural treatment to manage Diarrhoea with our Naturopaths, Nutritionists, and Homeopaths.
Main Symptoms of Diarrhoea:
- frequent urge to empty bowels multiple times a day,
- bowels are not formed.
- Large stools
- Bowels could be smelly
- Bowels may or may not have mucous
- Bowels may or may not have blood streaks
The Diarrhoea could accompany other symptoms like:
- Stomach cramps
- Decreased urination
- Increased thirst
- Increase heart rate
- Dry mouth
Diarrhoea can affect babies, infants and children too, causing symptoms of:
- sunken eyes
- dry skin
- decreased and smelly urine
- fatigue and lethargy
- lack of tears
How can I prevent diarrhoea?
Prevention is better than cure. By applying common practices of hygiene and sanitation, most cases of diarrhea can be avoided.
- refrigerate food leftovers properly
- avoid cross contamination
- wash hands before eating and cooking
- wash all vegetables and fruits before consuming
- thaw frozen food in refrigerator first
How can I prevent diarrhoea when traveling?
It is common to acquire “Bali Belly” or “Dehli Belly” when traveling to exotic countries.
The best ways to prevent “Traveller’s diarrhea” are:
- avoid using tap water or water from a dodgy source.
- Avoid ice cubes
- wash hands and utensils before use
- only drink bottled or boiled water
- only eat cooked food such as curries and avoid cold raw foods such as salads or cold meat.
- Take our highly recommended “Gastro relief” homeopathy drops and “ Gut Tonic” homeopathy drops from Naturepathics range when traveling. Use the gut tonic as preventative and Gastro relief when you have symptoms
Natural treatments for diarrhoea
At Morkare, we love helping people with acute and chronic diarrhea. We use a holistic approach in treating diarrhoea
- Treat the infection: bacteria, Viral or parasites. Our Naturopaths have created a GUT CLEANSE program that holistically heals the gut Micorbiome in 4 easy steps
- Treat the chronic inflammatory condition. Our Maturopaths follow our comprehensive “ Cleanse and Energize” program to repair the gut, heal the infection and reduce inflammation for those who suffer from chronic diarrhoea
- Our naturopaths and homoeopaths use “Naturepathics” homeopathy range for GUT, which has been effective for many of our patients, including infants and children.
- Our naturopaths try to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, reduce histamine, balance hormones and treat deficiencies. which could all result from or cause chronic diarrhoea.
Other natural treatments include:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water, clear broths, and sports drinks.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as these can dehydrate you.
- Eat bland foods, such as rice, toast, and bananas.
- Avoid fatty, spicy, and sugary foods.
There are a number of natural remedies that may help to relieve the symptoms of diarrhoea. These include:
- Probiotics:Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your gut health. They can help to restore the balance of bacteria in your gut after diarrhoea.
- Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties. It may help to relieve stomach cramps and nausea associated with diarrhoea.
- Peppermint: Peppermint has antispasmodic properties, which means it can help to relax the muscles in your intestines. This can help to relieve stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
It is important to note that natural remedies are not a substitute for medical treatment. If you have any concerns about diarrhoea, you should see a doctor
Can teething cause Diarrhoea ?
Yes it may as its an inflammatory condition and it can irritate the gut lining
Can antibiotics cause diarrhoea?
Yes, some antibiotics can be very strong for the gut and can cause diarrhoea
Can alcohol cause diarrhoea?
Yes, alcohol can cause liver inflammation and liver diseases leading to diarrhoea
Can magnesium cause diarrhoea?
Some magensiums can irritate nervous system that may cause loose stools
Can anxiety cause diarrhoea?
Many people feels anxiety in the stomach and can experience diarrhoea when anxious
Can probiotics cause diarrhoea?
People who may have SIBO or other gut sensitivity, may experience some diarrhoea and bloating after probiotics.