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Diarrhea Stack

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Are you having loose and watery stools that occur more frequently than usual? Then, you might be experiencign diarrhea. In most cases, diarrhea may last for only a couple of days however when it can last for weeks, it may be a sign of a more serious disorder suh as inflammatory bowel disease. Symptoms of diarrhea may include bloating in your belly, cramps, thin or loose stools, watery stools, an unrgent feeling to defecate, nausea and vomiting, and among others. Usually, diarrhea is caused by "intestinal flu" or "stomach flu" wheren a virus infects the gut. Other causes may also include alcohol abuse, allergies, diabetes, and among others. While persistent or severe cases may need special care, for common diarrhea discomfort relief just takes time and a few well-chosen remedies. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

68 Potential Effects from this Stack

Effect OnScaleContributors
Insulin Sensitivity2 Blueberry, Bladderwrack, Psyllium, Vitamin E
Immunity (aka Immune system)1 Vitamin E
Ammonia1 Glutamine
Lipid Peroxidation1 Vitamin E
Prostate Cancer Risk1 Vitamin E
Interleukin 41 Vitamin E
Dysmenorrhea1 Vitamin E
Interferon Gamma1 Vitamin E
Memory1 Blueberry, Vitamin E
Blood Flow1 Vitamin E
Skin dryness1 Vitamin A
Skin pigmentation1 Vitamin A
EuphoricNeutral Vitamin E
White Blood Cell CountNeutral Vitamin E
Red Blood Cell CountNeutral Vitamin E
Blood PressureNeutral Blueberry, Psyllium, Vitamin E
Cognitive DeclineNeutral Vitamin E
LDL-CNeutral Vitamin E
Serum T3Neutral Vitamin E
Serum T4Neutral Vitamin E
Breast Cancer RiskNeutral Vitamin E
Risk of StrokeNeutral Vitamin E
Colon cancer riskNeutral Vitamin E
Verbal FluencyNeutral Vitamin E
Cell Adhesion Factors (aka sCAM-1Neutral Vitamin E
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Only in cases of malabsorption should vitamin A be used to treat diarrhea, as it has been shown to have no effect or to increase risk of diarrhea in well-nourished children.
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Tylophora has been used traditionally in the Ayurvedic system for diarrhea due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions.
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Sweet annie has been used traditionally to treat infectious diarrhea and malaria.
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Herbs high in mucilage such as slippery elm may help reduce the irritation to the walls of the intestinal tract that can occur with diarrhea.
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Red raspberry is an astringent herb traditionally used for diarrhea. Raspberry leaves are high in tannins and may relieve acute diarrhea.
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European herbalists have used periwinkle for conditions with a watery discharge, such as diarrhea.
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Berberine, a constituent of Oregon grape, has been shown to improve infectious diarrhea in some trials.
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A tannin in oak has been shown to inhibit intestinal secretion, which may help resolve diarrhea. In Germany oak is recommended to treat mild, acute diarrhea in children.
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Herbs high in mucilage, such as marshmallow, may help reduce the irritation to the walls of the intestinal tract that can occur with diarrhea.
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Due to of its supposed antimicrobial activity, goldenseal has a long history of use for infectious diarrhea. Its major alkaloid, berberine, has been shown to improve infectious diarrhea.
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Folic acid can help repair intestinal lining damage caused by acute diarrhea.
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Cranesbill has been used by several North American indigenous tribes to treat diarrhea. The tannins in cranesbill likely account for the anti-diarrheal activity.
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Typically taken as a tea, chamomile may reduce intestinal cramping and ease the irritation and inflammation associated with diarrhea.
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Blueberry is an astringent herb traditionally used to treat diarrhea.
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Alginic acid, a constituent in bladderwrack, is a type of dietary fiber and as a result may help relieve diarrhea.
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Blackberry is an astringent herb traditionally used to treat diarrhea.
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Bilberry has been used traditionally in Germany for adults and children with diarrhea. Only dried berries or juice should be used fresh berries may worsen diarrhea.
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Berberine, a constituent of barbarry, has been shown to improve infectious diarrhea in some double-blind trials.
9 g ,,,,,,
9 to 30 grams daily. Psyllium seed (an excellent source of fiber) makes stool more solid and can help resolve diarrhea symptoms.
136 mg ,,,,,,
136 mg per pound of body weight. Glutamine appears to be beneficial for diarrhea by improving the health of the intestinal lining, rather than by affecting the immune system.
250 mg ,,,,,,
250 mg with morning and evening meals. Some autistic children suffer from chronic diarrhea. Studies show, supplementing with glucosamine eliminated the diarrhea in five of six children with autism, possibly by blocking the effect of certain dietary components on the intestinal tract.
20 g ,,,,,,
Adults: 20 grams daily soluable fiber; for young children: 6.5 grams daily soy fiber. While fiber from dietary or herbal sources is often useful for constipation, it may also play a role in alleviating diarrhea.
15 gCarob ,,,,,,
15 grams daily. Useful for treating diarrhea in adults, children, and infants, carob is rich in tannins that have an astringent or binding effect on the mucous membranes of the intestinal tract.
10 g ,,,,,,
10 to 20 grams daily. Colostrum appears to be useful in treating certain types of infectious diarrhea. Studies show, it significantly reduced diarrhea and the amount of oral rehydration required.
0 Multivitamin ,,,,,,
Take as directed on label. Diarrhea-related malabsorption can lead to deficiencies of many vitamins and minerals. For this reason, it makes sense to take a multivitamin-mineral supplement.
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6000-9000 IU tablets chewed with a lactose-containing meal or 1000 IU in liquid form added to 8 ounces of milk before drinking.. If you think you may suffer from lactose intolerance, supplementing with digestive enzyme containing lactase when drinking or eating milk products may help.

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Potential Interactions
Vitamin E appears to increase intestinal absorption and tissue uptake of vitamin A. Because of this effect, some doctors have used the combination of vitamin E and vitamin A for various skin conditions that are usually treated with vitamin A alone. The addition of vitamin E improved outcomes, while allowing for lower (and safer) doses of vitamin A.
Refrences
  • Oaks L, Russell R, Jacob RA. Decreased serum vitamin A levels during vitamin E supplementation. Am J Clin Nutr 1978;31:716.
  • Ames SR. Factors affecting absorption, transport, and storage of vitamin A. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1969 Jul;22(7):934-5
  • Gaby AR. Vitamin A. In Gaby AR. Nutritional Medicine. Concord, NH, www.doctorgaby.com, 2011; chapter 11.

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