Diarrhoea is a bowel condition. People who suffer from this condition usually have three or more bowel movements per day. The stool is loose or in liquid form. It is known to last for four days or more. Due to the fluid loss, the patient also suffers from dehydration. If the condition worsens, the patient undergoes loss of skin colour, rapid heart rate, drowsiness, high fever and decreased alertness.
Diarrhoea is highly infectious. It can spread from person to person from dirty hands, contaminated food and water and even through some pets.
The most common cause of diarrhoea is viral, bacterial or parasitic infection. The rotavirus is a widely known cause of acute diarrhoea. Several kinds of medicines can also cause diarrhoea. The pathogenic variety of E. coli can cause diarrhoea by producing toxins or by inflaming the small intestine lining. Among children, zinc deficiency along with a weak immune system can lead to diarrhoea. Drinking impure water is a common cause of diarrhoea in developing countries.
If you have fever (101° F or higher), dehydration, pain in your abdomen and rectum accompanied by loose stool for more than two continuous days, then it’s time to visit a medical expert.
Sometimes the diarrhoea goes away on its own. The patient is only required to take plenty of fluids along with bed rest. In other cases, the patient continues to suffer. Unlike other available treatment systems, the unique combination of the Fundamentals of Ayurveda, Unani and Therapeutic Yoga in Naturoveda seeks out the root cause of the problem instead of just providing palliative care. The patient gets appropriate and swift treatment and can thus avoid the prolonged agony of diarrhoea.