Diarrhea can be damaging and is caused by factors such as infections, imbalance of gut microbiota, infections, and even medicines. Diarrhoea leads to loss of body fluids and electrolytes. Diarrhea is an unusually formed more frequent liquid stool. Abdominal pain, nausea, fever, and vomiting are some common symptoms of Diarrhea caused by microorganisms. Antibiotics can cause changes in the normal gut microbiota that lead to diarrhoea, disturb digestive function, and shoot up the number of pathogens. Eating undercooked meat, rice, and contaminated chicken can increase bowel movements.
Here are some tips and tricks that help people recover from Diarrhea and improve their gut health.
It is essential to have oral rehydration solutions (ORS). Drinking plenty of fluids is crucial. ORS powder can be mixed in one liter of water. It can be made at home by adding six teaspoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of salt to one liter of water and a bit of lemon as well can be added to it. People should avoid drinking coffee, carbonated drinks, alcohol, and hot liquids. Fresh fruit juices that have high sodium and potassium content are good for gut health. Probiotics help improve the amount of ‘good bacteria’ and support gut health. Foods such as cottage cheese, curd, yogurt, olives, and dark chocolate have a probiotic effect on the gastrointestinal tract.
People who are suffering from diarrhoea should have a diet that consists of Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast, which is also known as the BRAT diet. People need to be careful of the food they consume. They need to maintain proper hygiene to mitigate the risk of bacterial infection. Food should be properly cooked and people should not reheat the food as it might be a risk factor. If symptoms of diarrhoea deteriorate, people should immediately get in touch with their healthcare providers.