Any person has ever had a problem with bowel functioning, like diarrhea. It can be short-term, not more than 2-3 days, which usually occurs with mild food poisoning or a minor stressful situation, but sometimes diarrhea does not go very long. The liquid stool in this case in both the adult and the child often has additional inclusions, such as impurities of blood and mucus, as well as pieces of undigested food. The reasons for not going through the liquid stool for a long time may be different, therefore, the methods for eliminating diarrhea are also diverse:
- The most common precondition for prolonged diarrhea in an adult is all sorts of intestinal infections that are introduced into the body through inferior foods or raw water. Usually, this disease lasts a short time, but if the patient did not react in time to unpleasant symptoms, pathogenic microorganisms begin to develop intensively in the digestive organs and diarrhea does not go very long. In this situation, the patient's question about why the liquid stool does not pass, you can answer that he, while trying to muffle the watery feces himself, created suitable conditions for pathogens for development. In general, it should be noted that the diarrhea before the study and identify the root cause, can not be stopped, since along with the watery calves from the body, the viruses and bacteria that caused them are removed;
- If the diarrhea does not last for a long time, it can signal and about the appeared malfunctions in functioning of an intestine. In this case, the patient also does not benefit from the available home remedies used to treat this ailment. Diarrhea in adults, which lasts a very long time, should not be ignored, especially if it is accompanied by pain and impurities of blood and mucus in the stool. Self-medication in this case will only contribute to the further development of pathology and the appearance of severe complications. The answer to the question asked by the patient as to why this situation arises is also the undetected cause of the ailment;
- Diarrhea does not pass in an adult for a long time, also for reasons of a neurogenic nature, which causes functional bowel disorder. It's no secret that many people get indigestion due to prolonged stress. In this case, the patient also does not help with diarrhea until the cause that causes a watery stool has been eliminated.
What if diarrhea does not go away?
With prolonged diarrhea lasting more than 3 days, as well as any additional symptoms that appear to help the patient to get rid of himself, it is necessary to consult a doctor for an explanation of why this situation arose. A specialist in this case will conduct a differential study that will help determine what is the cause of the loose stool.
If diarrhea persists for several weeks or if there are significant inclusions of blood or mucus in the stool, the doctor usually directs the patient for additional diagnosis, which includes colonoscopy and intestinal radiography. Depending on the results obtained, appropriate treatment will be prescribed, which primarily consists in eliminating the root cause that caused a prolonged diarrhea in an adult patient or child.
Also, all the time, until diarrhea passes, you need to independently maintain the body's water-salt balance in order to avoid the occurrence of dehydration and related serious problems. For this, it is necessary to increase the intake of liquid with dissolved salts and minerals that are washed out of the body together with a watery stool. When diarrhea, which does not pass a long time, the amount drunk per day should be at least 3 liters. But there are serious limitations. Categorically not recommended is the use of soda, juices, milk and coffee. Under the ban during not passing a long diarrhea is also any alcoholic beverages. All these fluids significantly accelerate the intestinal peristalsis and promote softening of the stool.
In addition, during prolonged diarrhea in adults, it is recommended to revise their diet. The diet should be observed until the pathological signs disappear. Food falling into the digestive tract of a person suffering from not passing diarrhea should not irritate the mucosa of the digestive organs. Until the disappearance of unpleasant symptoms should not eat smoked, fatty, fried and rough food. It should also exclude from the diet any vegetables and fruits, except bananas. All dishes intended for the patient with this pathology should be easily digestible and not complicate the work of the intestines.