Diarrhea Can Kill You
Diarrhea Can Kill You
Yuck, diarrhea. Diarrhea is not a subject people want to talk about but it is a subject that is important. It is estimated that in 2009 diarrhea caused 1.1 million deaths in people aged 5 and over. Diarrhea is something that everyone, at one point or another, experiences.
Causes of Diarrhea
Diarrhea is usually related to bacterial, parasitic, or viral infection. Chronic diarrhea is usually related to irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. Medication, food allergies, food poisoning and alcohol abuse can also contribute to diarrhea.
if your diarrhea is accompanied with a fever, vomiting and/or muscle spasms, conult with a doctor. Diarrhea can be deadly, so it is something to take seriously.
Can Diarrhea Kill You?
In 2009, diarrhea was estimated to have caused 1.1 million deaths in people aged 5 and over.
Avoiding Diarrhea Flare-Ups
To help avoid diarrhea flare-ups, avoid foods and drinks that are reported to cause diarrhea.
Nuts and seeds
Fiber is Essential for Regularity and Stool Consistency
Fiber is essential for good regularity and stool consistency. Eat foods rich in fiber to normalized bowel contents. Eating foods rich in fiber will also help to reduce gas, aid in elimination of toxic wastes, and lower cholesterol.
Fiber is Essential to Preventing Diarrhea
If you're coping with diarrhea, foods high in fiber can help.
1. Fiber is essential for good regularity and stool consistency. Eat foods in rich in fiber to normalized bowel contents. Eating foods rich in fiber will also help to reduce gas, aid in elimination of toxic wastes and help to lower cholesterol.
2. Eat raw, peeled, fruit to prevent diarrhea. These fruits include, apples, pears, plums and kiwi.
3. Eat fibrous vegetables. Avocados, carrots, lima beans, mushrooms, cabbage, sweet potatoes and spinach are some of the vegetables highest in fiber.
3. Eat oatmeal to prevent diarrhea. Add a soluble fiber supplement to the oatmeal for additional power.
If you're not eating enough foods high in fiber, try a fiber supplement. Fiber supplements can help with regularity and good digestive health.
Mix with water or your favorite juice.
Pack of two bottles, each containing 90 fruit-flavored, chewable, and sugar-free fiber supplement tablets in each bottle.
Cooking High Fiber Meals
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High Fiber Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
Chicken Pasta Salad
4 ounces cooked pasta bows
1 cup cubed cooked chicken
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 16 ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 teaspoon Italian blend herbs
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
Combine all ingredients in salad bowl, cover and chill for 20 minutes. Makes 3 servings.
Diarrhea and Electrolytes
Diarrhea can cause the loss of valuable nutrients, especially electrolytes, which are salts required by your body to maintain correct fluid balance, nervous system function, and general health. If you have diarrhea, be sure to drink plenty of fluids, especially fluids that contain electrolytes.
Electrolytes are commonly found in sports drinks. Electrolyte drinks containing sodium and potassium salts replenish the body's water and electrolyte levels after dehydration caused by diarrhea. Gatorade and Powerade are two drinks that contain electrolytes. Pedialyte is for infants suffering from diarrhea.
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Home Remedies for Diarrhea
Drink plenty of fluids.
Drink Gatorade to replace electrolytes.
Eat blueberries to soothe upset stomach.
Drink chamomile tea to help inflammation in the intestines.
If you have chronic diarrhea, consult your doctor. Diarrhea can be deadly.
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