- How to normalize the bowel - products and preparations
Diarrhea, constipation and other disorders of the intestine - is a serious problem, especially for people who suffer from them regularly. The reasons for these problems may be present in food bacteria, infections, stress, certain medications, and diseases such as ulcerative colitis
Colitis - the danger of colon
or Crohn's disease. How to normalize the bowel?
General recommendations to improve the functioning of the intestines
- Identify the causes of their problems
The same violations of bowel function, and different people can have different causes. For example, one person has constipation cause certain foods, and the other - a lot of stress. Try to identify your triggers, answering the following questions:
After eating any food or drink you appear diarrhea, constipation, bloating, flatulence or other problems associated with the work of the intestine? (for example, a very common cause of diarrhea and flatulence are carbonated beverages, dairy products and coffee)?
What medications cause problems with digestion, and which do not influence him?
Do the specific events and the situation in the bowels? Perhaps you are suffering from diarrhea or bloating during travel, before menses, or when you have an important business meetings?
To make it easier to identify the relationship of various factors with the work of the intestine, try for a few weeks to write in detail when and what you eat, what medicines are taking what is happening in your life, and how it behaves when your intestines. After a while, you will see the relationship between one or more factors, and the appearance of digestive problems.
Proper nutrition helps to get rid of various problems with the intestines.
Avoid foods that cause these problems and make sure that your diet has been a sufficient amount of fat, protein and carbohydrates. In addition, pay attention to portion sizes and how to quickly eat. Four or five small servings per day is preferable to three large. Eat slowly and thoughtfully, chew each piece for at least twenty times.
Gradually turn in your diet more foods rich in dietary fiber - they help to normalize bowel function. It is important to introduce them to the diet slowly, because if you immediately start to consume a lot of dietary fiber, it will lead to bloating
Bloating - if you are bursting inside
, Excessive gas formation and diarrhea.
Sometimes bowel problems are temporary and rather quickly pass without specific treatment. However, if they persist for several weeks in a row and / or their symptoms quickly compounded without professional medical assistance is necessary. The doctor will do an exam to determine the cause of disruption of the intestine and make a treatment plan. It may include several items, such as medications, specific diet, and so on. Carefully adhere to the treatment plan, observe, how to change your state of health, and then contact a doctor if in two or three weeks will not notice any improvement.
To normalize the functioning of the intestines and prevent digestive problems in the future, you need to drink enough water.
The standard recommendation - to drink 1.5 liters of water daily, but those who are engaged in many activities, engaged in manual work or live in a hot climate, you can drink more. It is important to drink plenty of water during episodes of diarrhea - it helps to avoid dehydration. In addition, such cases are very useful sports drinks - they help to restore electrolyte balance, which can be disrupted due to diarrhea. Coffee and alcohol, conversely, can exacerbate dehydration.
Do not drink water and other beverages in the security that you are not sure. This applies, for example, water from open water, tap water in some regions, as well as fresh juices that are sold in third world countries. For the sake of their own safety drink only bottled or boiled water. This rule is especially important to respect those who often suffer from problems with the bowels. Even if your companions bought from a street vendor did not cause adverse effects, this does not mean that your body will respond well.
- Observe the rules of hygiene
After using the toilet, before preparing or eating food, wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap. In many cases, to certain violations of the intestine results in neglect of this simple rule.
Stressful situations are fairly common trigger a variety of disorders of the intestine. Also, do these violations can be a source of stress, and a vicious circle from which escape is difficult. There are many ways to relieve stress: some people are more suitable for meditation
Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
and yoga, other - active sports, hiking or cycling. Whatever you choose, it is important to regularly find time for such training - knowing that soon you will have the opportunity to relax, you will be easier to tolerate stressful situations. If you feel you can not cope with stress
How to beat stress? Create an oasis
yourself, consult a psychologist.
- Be careful with the "wonder drug"
On the Internet you can find a lot of information about medicines and diets (often involving very tight restrictions on food), which ostensibly can normalize bowel function in a few days or weeks. Such means may be effective to some extent, useless, and can be dangerous. Therefore, before you try to go hungry for a few days to clear the gut or to take the drug, which is offering to buy in a specialty store, and about which nothing is heard in pharmacies, consult a doctor.