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Ayurvedic Treatment for Chronic Diarrhoea
The fundamental principle of treatment in Diarrhoea is to keep away from the causative factors as previously described. Treatment has to be undertaken based on the nature of the stool — with endotoxin (of recent origin) or without endotoxin (chronic). In case of a mild degree of toxin, advice on diet and carminatives are used. While in moderate degree, digestives are administered. In case of an intense degree, the patient is subjected to detoxification (shodhana–virecana, basti), using herbs to eliminate toxins. The use of antimotility drugs is contraindicated in the beginning of enterotoxic Diarrhoea, in order to prevent the enterotoxin from remaining in the gut. The reduction of bowel movement results in convulsive disorders, abdominal distension, irritable colon, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, edema, anemia, and splenomegaly. Antimotility drugs are used in cases of infants, the elderly, dehydrated conditions, infective Diarrhoea, and excess Diarrhoea. The diet should be restricted to light food like soup of mudga (green gram) with ginger or cooked rice (100 to 250 g with 1 to 6 g of ghee). Depending upon the desire and taste, using buttermilk, rice gruel, or rice corn soaked in water is advised. These will be more nourishing and act as a digestive aid.
The best Ayurvedic medicine for Diarrohea are Gutcare capsule, Anti-IBS capsules, Bilvavaleha .
Modern Treatment :- In most cases of Diarrhoea, the only treatment necessary is replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Over-the-counter medicines such as loperamide (Imodium) and bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol and Kaopectate) may help stop Diarrhoea in adults. However, people with bloody Diarrhoea—a sign of bacterial or parasitic infection—should not use these medicines. If Diarrhoea is caused by bacteria or parasites, over-the-counter medicines may prolong the problem, so doctors usually prescribe antibiotics instead. Medications to treat Diarrhoea in adults can be dangerous for infants and children and should only be given with a doctor’s guidance.