Diarrhoea & Its Alternative Treatments

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Diarrhoea & Its Alternative Treatments

Diarrhoea is a symptom rather than an illness and is characterized by the passing of frequent runny stools. Associated symptoms may be wind or cramps and vomiting. While diarrhoea arises in the small bowel, results in the large bowel tend to produce bloody stools. Acute diarrhoea lasting only a day or two is common, and is usually due to eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Chronic, or often recurring diarrhoea, may be linked to a serious disorder such as Cohn's Disease.

The main causes of diarrhoea include: Short-term, acute diarrhoea, which is most commonly caused by a bacterial or viral infection taken in with either food or water. Acute Diarrhoea may have other causes such as anxiety, food allergies, food intolerances and reactions to drugs. Chronic, long term diarrhoea may be caused by disorders such as Cohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, biventricular disease, cancer of the colon and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

When to seek further professional advice
If the diarrhoea persists for more than 48 hours, consult a doctor. People with severe diarrhoea, fever, and vomiting should seek medical attention early on. Blood in the stools is abnormal and should be reported to a doctor. Also consult a doctor for cases of persistent diarrhoea which developed abroad or for any noticeable change in bowel habits.

Alternative Treatment

Treatments such as Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Western Herbalism, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Crystal therapy/gemstone therapy, Cymatics , and Kinesiology are all very effective in treating Diarrhoea.

Traditional Treatment

Most acute attacks of diarrhoea improve naturally. In severe diarrhoea, the water and electrolytes which are lost need to be replaced to prevent dehydration.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-21