When we suffer from loose motions, first thing we change is our diet. So i will be sharing diet tips to treat loose motions. I am sure the small change in your diet will surely hep you to subside your loose motions.
Frequency of eating out is going on increasing day by day due to which problem of food poisoning is also increasing. When we talk about food poisoning, basic symptom is diarrhea.
Loose motions are not always due to faulty eating habits but also due to malabsorption or nutrients, eating food which your body is allergic and over consumption of salty or sweet diet.
It is very essential that diarrhea is cured in short period of time because it empty’s up all the water preserves of the body and imbalances the water electrolytes and thereby causing dehydration. Imbalance in the electrolytes i.e your body salts can affect your pressure levels, sugar levels, anxiety dizziness. A small and common symptom of diarrhea can surely take you to hospital and lay you on bed for 2-3 days and get all your salts and water back in body.
A very common habit of every lay man is to stop eating or reduce oral intake to subside diarrhea. But that is not the correction solution. Body needs energy for its function.
If you reduce the supply of energy body further goes into trauma because diarrhea is malfunctioning of the intestine where the bowel movements have increased causing multiple loose motions caused by infection, gastroenteritis, or dyspepsia.
When someone experiences diarrhea, first thing to be stopped is milk and its products. After that green leafy vegetables and whole pulses. These are the common tips to stop diarrhea.
These don’ts are known by majority of the people. Soft Drinks, alcohol, fatty foods, and fruit juices have also to be avoided because it can aggravate the diarrhea (osmotic Diarrhea).
Raw fruits and vegetables also have to be avoided as they are high in fiber and increase loose motions. Majorly low residue food should be the choice of food. Here I would like to introduce to a special diet specially designed for diarrhea is called “BRAT” diet.
Where, B = Banana
R = Rice
A = Apple (mashed, Peeled)
T = Toast/ Tea (black)
BRAT diet is practiced by most of the nutritionist as it gives excellent results and helps to control diarrhea in a small period of time. It binds motion and improves the condition.
BRAT diet has many other advantages:
How to start BRAT diet in a patient having diarrhea? First of all, as I said that water balance of the body has been disturbed it is important to fill those water reserves.
So increase intake of water, clear liquids like fresh lime juice, Coconut water, non-caffeinated juices, sodas, Oral re-hydration solution to avoid dehydration. Quantity of clear liquids has to be gradually increased as per the tolerance starting with few sips at a time. If the liquids are properly tolerated without feeling of nausea and vomiting, gradually BRAT diet can be started.
Bananas are considered helpful to bind stools and cause constipation. So it is best to start your diet with.
Include Rice to the meal as it has gelling property. It absorbs the extra water in the intestine and helps in binding stools. It also reduces the transit time of intestine as it is very low in fiber.
Apples also have soluble fiber which has properly to absorb water and form gel like substance. Apple without skin in the mashed form or sauce form is to be considered.
Toasts / Black Tea are also considered because they also have property of binding stool ad it gives energy because patient is not able to eat anything else.
Maida products can be included for e.g. pasta, Semolina, rice products. Even after your symptoms have subsided, avoid raw vegetables, milk, cheese, coffee and fried or fatty foods for a week.
These are the ways in which you can help reduce or stop diarrhea through making changes in your diet. But instead of these changes if your diarrhea doesn’t subside please consult your health specialist/ physician.
Severe loose motions can be dangerous as they makes you dehydrated and you may fall severely sick. So if you feel that your frequency of motions have been more than normal, go on a BRAT diet and if no results then don’t hesitate to go to your doctor who will help you to treat it.
Mostly loose motions are treated with some antibiotic and some electrolytes to maintain that balance. Along with medicine also it is important that you follow BRAT diet.
If you are suffering from loose motions now, first thing you don’t stop is drinking water. Keep drinking plenty of water. Boil the water and then drink it. Stop eating outside food and packaged food. Eat only ghar ka khana. Stop eating raw salads and too much of fiber in diet. Try to stay at home and rest to avoid any complications.
There are many of us who frequently have this issue of having loose stools. Every time it may not be because of any infection. Many a times it is also because of bad digestion or any allergic to food. So when you have loose motions try to analyse your diet every time then you will be able to figure put if you are allergic to any of the food specifically.
Most common intolerance people have is against gluten (which is majorly found in wheat, rye, oats, barley) and lactose (which is a form of sugar in milk). So on first to your avoid food list you can add gluten and dairy products. Also wtratch out on products ingredient information if they are gluten free or lactose free. So here reading labels of your food products is very important.
And if you feel better by excluding them that means you were allergic to gluten or lactose. If not then try to keep check on other food which you feel it troubles you. And you exclude that from your diet.
Further if you have any queries, I will be glad to answer them. Please put your queries in comment section.