Natural Treatment For Chronic Diarrhea After Antibiotics
If you suffer from chronic diarrhea which appeared after a course of antibiotics, this article can help you. After reading this article you will realize why you are sick, and if everything you tried did not help, you can use the natural approach to restore your health.
You are not alone. By medical statistics, 5-35% of patients taking antibiotics have antibiotic-associated diarrhea. These numbers vary dependent upon many things such as the specific type of antibiotic and length of the treatment, the health of the person, preexisting condition.
Diarrhea after antibiotics often strikes people with decreased immunity, small children, elderly, people after chemotherapy, radiation, some medications, alcohol and drugs addicts, etc. Another risk factor is time-spend in the hospital. Every week in the hospital, taking broad-spectrum antibiotic, can increase the risk for chronic diarrhea that is caused by Clostridia difficile.
Chronic diarrhea means that diarrhea persists more than two weeks and the person has three or more liquid stools per day. Many people experience mild diarrhea, but half of million Americans suffer from Clostridia difficile (C. diff). It causes 30 thousand the deaths annually. This is truly a superbug. Doctors are unanimous that C. difficile takes place mostly after broad-spectrum antibiotic.
What happens after the use of antibiotics?
Some medical providers call chronic antibiotic-associated diarrhea an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after antibiotics. It is partly true because in case of diarhea after antibiotics, the colon, various organs and systems are involved in the process.
It is known that antibiotics are s strong weapon against microbes. Neverheless, antibiotics are a double-edged sword; they can safe life, but they can cause serious side effects. First, antibiotics do not kill all microbes. Some of the strong harmful microorganisms survive leading to antibiotic resistant species. Second, antibiotics indiscriminately kill bacteria, both beneficial and harmful; therefore, antibiotics kill gentle friendly intestinal flora first. Third, antibiotics weak the immune response or cause allergic reactions. All of the above may apply to chronic diarrhea.
Broad-spectrum antibiotic kill friendly intestinal flora. These bacteria are called friendly because "enemy of my enemy is my friend". Some specialists believe that friendly intestinal flora is a vital organ of the human body. The friendly intestinal flora helps us to digest the food. It also produces vitamins and some substances, which have anti cancer properties, regulate cholesterol, remove toxins, etc. Without the good bacteria, we lose these vital functions.
What is the most important is that friendly intestinal flora is our strong guard against harmful bacteria, yeast, viruses and parasites. When antibiotics kill beneficial bacteria, opportunistic infections have the place to live and an abundant amount of foods, so it is easy to take over the gastrointestinal tract.
The harmful bacteria, yeast, viruses, and parasites cause a lot of damage. They eat our foods leading to many shortcomings; produce extremely harmful toxins. They irritate gut's walls and create inflammation and porous gut. As a result, non-digested food, toxins, and microorganisms pass through the gut's wall into the blood stream, poison nervous, hormonal, cardiovascular, immune systems. Constant fermentation, irritation, and inflammation in the large intestine cause chronic diarrhea.
Natural, non-drug therapies can repair the damages from antibiotics and restore the natural process that keep our small and large intestines from harmful bacteria, yeast, and parasites.
By the way, how does the human body naturally keeps intestines from harmful invaders?
1. High stomach acid destroys harmful bacteria and yeast, prevents them to enter the small intestine. Contrary, low acidity in the stomach makes this gate open
2. Next in line for defense are digestive pancreatic enzymes on which we vitally depend upon antibacterial action of the pancreatic juice. Digestive pancreatic enzymes digest not only our foods but also all harmful bacteria. As I medically explain in my book "healthy pancreas, healthy you", acidic changes in the body and acidity of bile and pancreatic juice diminish the antibacterial action; therefore, small intestine bacterial overgrowth-SIBO occurs. Gas, bloating, cramps, diarrhea are common symptoms of SIBO
3. Third critical factor that prevails bad bacteria to adhere to the gut's wall is flushing in the small intestine. 35-50 cups of the mixture of the saliva, stomach secretion, bile, pancreatic and intestinal juices per day make a huge full-flowing river that flush out the harmful bacteria and prevent colonization into the small intestines' walls
4. Proper work of the special muscle valves (sphincters) stops reflux. For example, ileocecal valve prevent dirty stuff with bacteria getting back from the large intestine into the small intestine.
5. The last and vital way to keep harmful bacteria in check is friendly intestinal flora
Beside that, chronic diarrhea after antibiotics causes deficiency of the essential nutrients, dehydration, which makes things worse. There is no magic bullet for the chronic antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Contrary to common believes, drinking yogurt or taking low quality of probiotics will not help to restore the friendly intestinal flora.
We can make an analogy between the gastrointestinal tract after using antibiotic and abandoned, full of weeds farmers' fields. All farmers know that the fields need to be well prepared to grow a crop. The same happens in the inflamed, toxic colon full of the bad bacteria, yeasts, and parasites. Friendly intestinal flora simply does not have enough room to grow.
Alternative medicine focuses on the root of the problem, and can restore natural defense mechanism that keeps the colon healthy. I see it every day. Some of these natural, non-drug approaches are:
• Whole body cleansing with colon hydrotherapy and restoration of the friendly intestinal flora
• Healing diet for chronic diarrhea
• Drinking healing mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt
• Herbal Medicine
• Nutritional supplementation
• Acupuncture and more
Here, it requires time, life-style changes, and full cooperation between patient and knowledgeable holistic professional to restore all these natural mechanisms and heal the chronic antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
If you suffer from chronic diarrhea after antibiotics, do not get used to it. Do not get use to stomach cramps, frequent, urgent stools, knowing all available restrooms around on your way, wearing diapers, etc. Do not get use to fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other symptoms, which accomplices chronic antibiotic-associated diarrhea. It can be reversed by natural, non-drug methods of the alternative medicine.
The information contained here is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.