CureFactor for Diarrhea

Diarrhea:
Diarrhea is common gastrointestinal condition characterised by frequent losse stools.
Diarrhea is a condition characterised by frequent loose,watery stools causing generalised weaking due to loss of fluids.

ETIOLOGY:

  • Dietetic diarrhea(diarrhea due to im properdiet)
  • Lactose intolerance(enzyme lactase deficiency)
  • Overfeeding
  • Excessive intake of fat
  • Infective diarrhea
  • Bacterial cause-e.coli,salmonella,shigella.
  • Viral-enteroviruses.
  • Worm infestations.

Other Causes:

  • Malabsorption syndrome.
  • Thyrotoxicosis.
  • Iatrogenic causes.
  • Psychological disturbances.

Diarrhea due to constipation which is because of irritation of rectum(pseudo-diarrhea).

Clinical Features:
Diarrhea is of two types acute and chronic type. In acute type we have mild type and severe type
In mild case of Diarrhea the onset is usually insidious.

Symptoms:

  • Passage of stools more than 2-3 times per day.

Character of stools:

  • At the beginning the colour and consistency of stools dont change,but as the suffering continues stools become more fluid.
  • Colour of stool yellowish to green,containing curds and offensive.
  • Mild fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness.
  • Vomiting may precede or follow diarrhea.
  • In severe case of Diarrhea,onset is usually sudden.
  • Stools are frequent,copious,loose watery stools,contains little amount of faecal matter and offensive stools.

Character of vomitus:

  • Usually after every meal,copious,projectile type,violent
  • Mild fever
  • Irritability

Complications:

  • Dehydration due loss of vital fluids.
  • Anaemia
  • Infection
  • Circulatory collapse

Chronic diarrhea(irritable bowel disease)

  • This is described as causeless diarrhea with all types investigations not eliciting any cause
  • Other wise the individual is perfectly alright
  • Diarrhea immediately after every meal

General Management:

  • Treat the underlying cause.
  • Stop feeds for 24 hours.
  • Diluted milk,rice,milled cereals,mashed bananas can be given.
  • If diarrhea does not recur,strengthen the feed..
  • Maintain fluid,electrolyte balance.
  • Reassurance and explaining the patient about his suffering especially in irritable bowel disease.