- Activated carbon - old but indispensable
- What adsorbents
- Contraindications and side effects
- If poisoning
- How to receive
- In medicine
- From acne
- Cleansing the body
- From what helps
On what makes activated carbon
Activated charcoal is effective in acute poisoning, especially in cases of poisoning by barbiturates, glutetimid, theophylline.
Indications for its use are also diarrhea of any origin (including intestinal infection), digestive disorders that accompany the process of putrefaction and fermentation in the stomach, food poisoning, poisoning by chemicals and drugs, bloating, gastric hyperacidity, allergic diseases, burn disease , severe liver disease and kidney dysfunction of these organs, poisoning chemicals.
Activated carbon is also used to reduce the gas formation in preparation for radiological and endoscopic examinations of the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneal space.
Activated carbon and fat
In recent years, it became fashionable obesity treatment with activated charcoal, even the common opinion that the latter burns fat. It is not, activated carbon acts against fat just as for other substances, it absorbs it from the intestines and excreted. But taken with food fat is involved in the metabolic processes makes it necessary to be absorbed for the body fat-soluble vitamins. His complete lack of it can strengthen the existing violations. Therefore, the activated carbon in obesity accept only on prescription with all the indications and contraindications. Sometimes atherosclerosis prescribe short courses of activated carbon to reduce cholesterol.
Activated carbon in diabetes and gout
Activated carbon with diabetes sometimes prescribe a short course. This allows you to excrete the toxic breakdown products of proteins and fats. Just acts activated carbon to treat gout - it removes from the bowel the salt of uric acid
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Activated carbon skin
Activated carbon is often prescribed for the treatment of skin diseases. For example, activated carbon in psoriasis helps eliminate toxic metabolic products
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Supporting the cutaneous manifestations of the disease. Activated carbon dermatitis when removed from the body decomposition products of skin tissue.
Activated carbon is often prescribed for acne, which are the cause of hormonal disorders and gastrointestinal disease. The designated physician activated carbon face displays the body of excess male hormones and toxic products, resulting from improper digestion.
Activated charcoal black dots against ingested helps because it contributes to liquefaction of sebum. Mask Carbon Face cleans the pores of the sebaceous plugs (done once a week): pound tablet coal, mixed with a tablespoon of gelatin and the same amount of milk, stir, put in a water bath
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, Stirring to dissolve gelatin, cool and put on clean face for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Activated charcoal hair will help in case of violation of state is due to a chronic intoxication.
Side effects of activated carbon are largely prolonged use. There may be constipation, diarrhea or alternating, hypovitaminosis, malabsorption of calcium, fats, proteins, vitamins, hormones, and other nutrients from the digestive tract. After oral activated charcoal stool turns black.
Acceptance of activated charcoal is contraindicated in ulcerative lesions and bleeding from the gastrointestinal atony (lack of motor activity), bowel hypersensitivity to the preparation of the patient, and while the appointment of antitoxic substances, whose action develops after suction (eg, methionine).
What can replace the activated carbon? There are other adsorbents: smekta
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, Polyphepanum, polisorb, laktofiltrum, enterosgel, enteorsorb and others. Replacement of activated carbon can be even more effective than it, for example, smectite or Polyphepanum.
Activated charcoal can be taken alone only in emergency cases, to treat as any chronic processes it is taken strictly on prescription.