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Stop diarrhoea with probiotics

3 April 2015

Home remedies for diarrhoea

A very common problem in children, diarrhoea is the sudden increase in
the frequency and looseness of stools than the normal bowel movement of the child. Diarrhoea further leads to dehydration, weakness, nausea, vomiting and more. It is caused by viruses (mainly Rotavirus), bacteria and sometimes parasites.

WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?

Science has revealed that trillions of microbes already live in your child’s (and your own) alimentary canal. Many of these are considered to be good bacteria because they help keep your child healthy. On the way through the birth canal during a normal delivery, a newborn gets dosed with good microbes from the mother.

Probiotics are like these good microbes which keep the child’s gut healthy. These beneficial good microbes reside in the small intestine, and are known to form a physical barrier and provide shielding to the intestinal wall, thereby blocking the passage of harmful micro-organisms into the body. The good microbes also fight against the resident bad microbes in the child’s gut and maintain the balance between the good and the bad microbes in the intestine. This balance is crucial in determining child’s health and well-being. Most diseases are a result of a decreased percentage of probiotics (good microbes). In such cases, children get easily infected leading to diarrhoea.

HOW PROBIOTICS HELP?

In order to prevent recurrent diarrhoea in children, the below are very essential to inhibit the germs from spreading and causing diarrhoea:

  • Proper handwashing
  • Safe food handling

It can be also prevented by boosting child’s immunity. A higher number of beneficial microbes in the gut help to strengthen the child’s defense system.

So, how do you make sure that the good microbes flourish in the small intestine? Probiotics are the answer. Probioticsare safe, and the benefits of these are trusted and recommended by experts the world over. Probiotics play an essential role in:

  • Promoting digestion
  • Balancing metabolic function
  • Increasing immunity

In fact, a newborn who is breastfed gets these important probiotics from the mother through breastmilk. The consumption of probiotics increases the concentration of good microbes in the intestine and helps build immunity.

The standard treatment for diarrhoea is ORS along with zinc. While ORS helps in rehydration, zinc helps to boost immunity. However, they do not provide natural evolution of GI Flora (good microbes) and does not improve stool formation. This is where probiotics play a key role. Econorm is a probiotic, which is trusted and recommended by child specialists globally, and available in 105 countries (US, Europe and more). Econorm helps to increase the percentage of good microbe in your child’s gut. Your child gets the below benefits from Econorm:

  • Helps in normalising the GI Tract
  • Balances the metabolic function
  • Strengthens immunity

Econorm can be used mixing in water or food or try feeding it directly to the child. The recommended dose is twice daily

for five days, and is available in India in an international pack in a delicious tutti frutti flavour.