Probiotics Have Some Side Effects –
Strikingly, probiotics reactions are close that the good microscopic organisms are working! Here are the most widely recognized symptoms. Water should help with all the side effects. This is because if you examine the list of side effects
Pretender the adverse effect is relatively minor and does not persist for more than 14 days, then we should be celebrating these side effects.
But temporary side effect such as minor bloating or a mild purgative or constipating effect are signs that the beneficial bacteria are reproducing detoxifying and improving the gut environment.
Also, we should remember, while these side effects are unfavorable, they are softly compared to those of many pharmaceutical drugs.
One possible way to reduce the side effects is to reduce the dosage. If you were taking two probiotic pills daily, try daily one probiotic pill. As your body becomes accustomed to the lower dosage, then you can increase the dosage to higher levels or by a physician advice.
Diarrhea: Why It Happens and How To Treat It:
What Causes Diarrhea?
Usually, diarrhea is caused by a virus that infects the gut. Some people call it “intestinal flu” or “stomach flu.”
It can also happen due to:
- Alcohol abuse
- Allergies to certain foods
- Diseases of the intestines (such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
- Eating foods that upset the digestive system
- Infection by bacteria (the cause of most types of food poisoning) or other organisms
- Laxative abuse
- Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Radiation therapy
- Running (Some people get “runner’s diarrhea”)
- Some Cancers
- Surgery on your digestive system
- Trouble absorbing some nutrients (Doctors call this “malabsorption.”)
- Diarrhea may also follow constipation, especially for people who have irritable bowel syndrome.
When Should I Call My Doctor?
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
- Blood in your diarrhea or black, tarry stools
- A fever that is high (above 101 F) or that lasts more than 24 hours
- Diarrhea lasting longer than 2 days
- Nausea or vomiting that prevents you from drinking liquids to replace lost fluids
- Severe pain in your belly or rectum
- Diarrhea when you come back from overseas travel
Also, call your doctor right away if you have diarrhea and any of these signs of dehydration:
- Dark urine
- Smaller than usual amounts of urine or fewer wet diapers than usual in a baby or young child
- Fast heart rate
- Dry skin
- You feel irritable or confused
In my earlier post, I’ve talked about the causes of gastric problems. In continuation of the earlier article, I’m going to talk about the symptoms of gastric problems.
Natural Medicine for Gastric Problems:
Consult your doctor before taking any medicine. There are certain silent killers like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, Hepatitis B or C infection which do not show any symptoms and result in sudden death.
Luckily, intestinal gas is not a life-threatening disease and you can easily recover from it by changing dietary habits.
According to the National Institute of Health, humans produce anywhere between 1-3 pints of gas every day and can release gas 14 times a day. But flatulence can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Common Symptoms of Gastric Problems:
- Excessive Gas
- Acid Indigestion
Excessive gas is a mild gastric problem which doesn’t cause too much discomfort but only embarrassment. The normal gases ( which we have mentioned in the earlier post) are almost odorless and do not produce any smell.
But sometimes, methane becomes part of the mixture and can cause odor. And some other times, the gas passes through the rectum and the bacteria present there, add their infamous gases like sulfur which causes the really bad smell.
If you’re experiencing some symptoms of gastric problems, it may be due to the second category of symptoms. Indigestion is basically caused due to the wrong diet and eating too much mouthful.
Eating too quickly and too much can cause indigestion. Physical or Mental stress can cause indigestion. Certain drugs and alcohol can cause indigestion. One of the best home remedies for this kind of symptom is to use baking soda in water to overcome the problem.
The third category symptoms of gastric problems produce too much acid while digesting food. This can cause acid indigestion. This causes a lot of pain and discomfort. Antacids bought at the common medical stores generally relieve us from this pain.
Heartburn is the fourth category of symptoms. This is mainly caused by stomach acid and when it comes into the esophagus (oesophagus), a human gets heartburn. The common symptoms associated with this symptom are burning sensation in the throat and sometimes swallowing might become difficult. Sometimes this can lead to further complications like heart-attack and other such nuisances. So it’s better to consult the doctor and get the right medicine.
Bloating is a feeling of increased pressure in the abdomen. It is observed that more women suffer from this symptom than men. People who suffer from IBS or constipation also have a high chance of suffering bloating.
Distension is different from bloating and you can observe the increase in the size of the stomach. This more pronounced after a meal and this can worsen as you go through the day.
As a bottom line, excessive gas, indigestion, heartburn, bloating and distension are the common symptoms of gastric problems. Once you observe these symptoms it’s better to consult a Gastroenterology to get the cure for your problems.
The symptoms of bloating can be vague and difficult to pinpoint, but most people describe an uncomfortable feeling of fullness, tightness, or swelling in the abdomen. This can be accompanied by pain, excessive gas (flatulence), frequent burping or belching, and abdominal rumbling or gurgles.
- Painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain.
- A tool, typically shaped like a capital G, for clamping two objects together for gluing or other work.
What Is Rashes:
- An area of redness and spots on a person’s skin, appearing especially as a result of illness. “a red itchy rash appeared on her legs”
- A series of things of the same type, especially when unwelcome, happening within a short space of time.
Acne vulgaris (or simply acne) is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Acne is characterized by areas of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and greasy skin, and may result in scarring. The resulting appearance can lead to anxiety, reduced self-esteem and, in extreme cases, depression or thoughts of suicide. Genetics is thought to be the cause in 80% of cases. The role of diet and cigarette smoking is unclear and neither cleanliness or sunlight appear to be involved. Acne primarily affects skin with a greater number of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the chest, and back. During puberty, in both sexes, acne is often brought on by an increase in androgens such as testosterone. Excessive growth of the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, which is normally present on the skin, is often involved. Many treatment options are available to improve the appearance of acne, including lifestyle changes, procedures, and medications. Eating fewer simple carbohydrates like sugar may help. Topical azelaic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid are commonly used treatments. Antibiotics and retinoids are available in both topical and oral formulations to treat acne. However, resistance to antibiotics may develop. A number of birth control pills may be useful for preventing acne in women. Oral isotretinoin is usually reserved for severe acne due to greater potential side effects. Early and aggressive treatment is advocated by some to lessen the overall long-term impact on individuals.
In 2013, acne was estimated to affect 660 million people globally, making it the 8th most common disease worldwide. Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, affecting an estimated 80–90% of teenagers in the Western world. Lower rates are reported in some rural societies. People may also be affected before and after puberty. Though it becomes less common in adulthood than in adolescence, nearly half of people in their twenties and thirties continue to have acne. About 4% continue to have difficulties in their forties.
Acne is commonly classified by severity as mild, moderate, or severe. This type of categorization can be an important factor in determining the appropriate treatment regimen. Mild acne is classically defined as open (blackheads) and closed (whiteheads) comedones limited to the face with occasional inflammatory lesions. Acne may be considered to be of moderate severity when a higher number of inflammatory papules and pustules occur on the face compared to mild cases of acne, and acne lesions also occur on the trunk of the body. Lastly, severe acne is said to occur when nodules (the painful ‘bumps’ lying under the skin) are the characteristic facial lesions, and involvement of the trunk is extensive.
Large nodules have been referred to as cysts in the past, and the term nodulocystic has been used in the medical literature to describe severe cases of inflammatory acne. However, since true cysts are rare in those with acne, the term severe nodular acne is now the preferred terminology