I have suffered prolonged stomach illness for much longer period of 3 years. I had diarrhoea many times in this period as my digestive system was weak. My illness has taught me a lot about digestion and food. I learnt many things about food, diet and how to alter it for more convenience. Diet is extremely important factor while suffering from diarrhoea as it may cure or worsen the situation. Always follow your doctor’s instructions about diet changes while having stomach illness.
Along with supporting medication I have used some home remedies for feeling better from stomach pain. These home remedies really helped me to feel better and recover faster while suffering from diarrhoea. Home remedies can help you soothing from pain and discomfort caused by illness. It’s always best to take your doctor’s advice when you have severe or prolonged illness. Following are some tips for recovering from diarrhoea.
1.Eating light diet
While suffering from stomach illness/ diarrhoea it’s difficult to digest food. So eating light/easy to digest diet helps for faster recovery. Eat foods (With more liquid) like rice gruel, porridge, khichadi (Mixture of rice and lentils), Soups, rice. Eat small meals instead of two big meals. Big meals can cause more load on your digestive system. It’s better to eat light diet for 1 or 2 days after recovery from illness also.
2. Drink more fluids
Diarrhoea causes fluid loss from body so drink more fluids. Drinking more water helps to maintain hydration. Isotonic drinks hydrate body very well so take these drinks. Use oral hydrating solutions available at pharmacy or salt and sugar water .These also serve same purpose of hydrating and maintaining liquids in body. Take frequent sips of water, drinks if you have strong nausea.
Ginger aids digestion and helps to get rid of stomach pain. Ginger has antibiotic properties and helps curing from stomach discomfort. When you are recovering from diarrhoea drink ginger tea twice in a day is soothing.
Drink ginger tea.
How to do:
Grate small piece of ginger and boil it in 2 cups of water.
When 1 cup of water remains strain it.
Add 1 tea spoon of honey in it and mix well.
Ginger tea is ready.
Yogurt is one of the best sources of probiotics “good” bacteria that keep a healthy balance in digestive system. Yoghurt also may help in treating stomach gas, diarrhoea, and other digestive problems. Yoghurt with “live and active cultures” listed is helpful. Probiotics such as Lactobacillus are used while suffering from diarrhoea and they are available in either pills or powder.
5. Avoid certain foods
Diarrhoea makes digestive system weak and thus avoid hard digesting foods hard. Hard to digest foods can worsen the situation. And sometimes it may lead to aggravate the problem. Hard to digest foods like Meat ,dry fruits, cheese, dairy foods, cheese ,alcohol ,spicy and oily foods should not be eaten. Eat easy to digest and light meals till recovery and also after few days of recovery. It will help to improve digestion faster recovery.