You can get diarrhea from contaminated
food, water from lakes and streams, and shared hot tubs and swimming
pools. You need to check with your doctor to make sure you don't have
irritable bowl syndrome, IBS if the condition lasts more then 3 or 4
Since you loose liquid you need to stay
hydrated and drink liquids that will help replenish your sodium and
You can drink Gatorade and drinks like ginger ale are the best to help
fight getting dehydrated. Make sure to keep your drinks cool and not
cold. Take a few sips and do not gulp down a glass at a time. You can
eat a bowl of broth making sure it is luke warm and not hot. You
should try and rest this will give your body time to fight the bug and
if you are having cramps try a heating pad on your tummy.
Other foods you can try and eat are yogurt
that contains lactobacillus which will help calm your stomach. Rice
and noodles along with bananas are good to eat. You should avoid milk
and cheese since the small intestine is where the diarrhea is usually
located and that is where these to products are digested. You should
stay away from any caffeine especially coffee which will only add to
As a last measure you can try a over the
counter medication like Pepto Bismal which is well know to help stop
diarrhea. If you continue to have to go to the bathroom after 5 days
you need to get to the doctor because this could be a sign of a
more serious condition.
You can cure or
relieve an upset stomach with to much HCL.
Most of us have suffered with a upset
stomach, here are some ideas to cure a upset stomach. Most of this is
common sense and the other is from my own experience. The first thing
you need to do is keep track of when you have a upset stomach and
write it down. What time of the day is your stomach bothering you. If
your stomach is upset after you eat then ask yourself what type of
food did I just eat. Does your stomach get upset at work then it could
be due to stress. Look at what medications your are taking. Some
medications require that you eat before hand or take with milk.
Your stomach secrets hydrochloric acid HCL
which helps you digest food. Sometimes your stomach secretes to much
acid this is when you get a sour or upset stomach. You can try
antacids such as Rolaids which help neutralize the acid build up. If
the problem is more severe you can get Tagamet or Zantac they help
with the control of HCL. As far as Tums and Pepto Bismol they contain
calcium carbonate and help reduce the HCL. You need to be careful with
them as they can cause constipation.
If you are having a really bad burning
feeling in your upper right chest area it could be a gallstone. The
systems I had were just after I ate I had a severe burning feeling and
thought it was heartburn.. If you are having the same symptoms check
with your doctor. If the burning is severe you need to go to your
emergence room at your hospital. If a gallstone has blocked the tube
from your gallbladder to your intestine like it did with me it can be
a serious problem. This blockage can cause your gallbladder to burst
which can be fatal if not treated right away. The usual treatment is
that a surgeon will remove your gallbladder.
You can treat and cure hiccups
get rid of hiccups
We all have had them and sometimes its
funny and sometimes irritating. Hiccups are the result of when the
vagus nerve and the abdomen are irritated. The hiccup is then
processed and we let out the hic sound. Most doctors say that the
hiccup is a reaction or disturbance in the digestive area. Here are
some ideas that you can do to prevent and get rid of hiccups.
The first thing to do is try and stimulate
the vagus nerve with a new sensation. One method you might try is
eating something sweet. You can try and put some sugar on the back of
your tongue this could overload the nerve and stop the hiccup. You can
also try and put your fingers in your ears. Rotate you fingers in the
ear gently this can help relieve the symptoms. Another thing you can
try is have someone scare you this has been around for some time and
might work. When someone surprises you this can overwhelm the vagus
nerve and stop the hiccups.
Try and drink a glass of water and then
gargle this will help stop them. You can try and tickle the roof of
your mouth with a cotton cue tip and pinch your nose when done holding
your breath can stop the hiccups. You can breath into a paper bag
which will increase your carbon dioxide which will stop the hiccups.
If you notice you have them after eating try taking an antacid that
contains magnesium. When it comes to eating you need to slow down and
chew your food. Avoid gulping down food is well known for causing
hiccups. Eating to much is also know to cause them.
You need to avoid spicy foods they can
irritate the lining of the food pipe and the stomach and set off a
bout of hiccups. Try and drink only in moderation ,when you drink
alcohol too fast it can irritate the esophagus and bring on a set of
hics. The stomach becomes irritated from the big gulps resulting in
hiccups. Most bouts will last no more then an hour. If you are
experiencing more then this and the home remedies don't work it is
time to consult with a doctor. The doctor might prescribe an antacid
to help relieve them.