An uninterrupted long-term diarrhea is considered chronic. It can be provoked by different factors, but in any case brings to the person who has appeared, multiple problems and inconveniences, and also significantly worsens the quality of his life. In the case when the adult patient has a loose stool permanently, the causes that cause it can be multiple. In this regard, and to get rid of indigestion, as well as eliminate diarrhea, apply various techniques. Why does this ailment? This issue is of concern to many patients, so the reasons for the permanent liquid stool should be considered in more detail. Provoking long-term diarrhea factors are divided into 2 groups - non-infectious and infectious.
Diarrheas that have an infectious nature are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that have got into the GIT system from the outside. It is classified as a type of pathogen, which caused pathogenic changes in the intestines, and can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory. In the event that such microorganisms as Entamoeba histolytica or Shigella become the cause of permanent liquid stool in an adult, acute inflammation occurs in the lower gastrointestinal tract. Exercises in this case are unaffected, with mucus or blood inclusions and are often accompanied by fever.
Pathogens, which cause permanent non-inflammatory diarrhea, usually affect the upper GI tract. The liquid stool in this case is very plentiful, but without any impurities. The cause of this type of diarrhea are such bacteria as Giardia lamblid or enterotoxigenic E. coli.
Causes and treatment of persistent diarrhea
If the answer to the question of why diarrhea is permanent is more or less clear, the methods of therapy used to eliminate this abnormal stomach disorder are also of interest to many patients who have encountered this problem. There are several top-priority actions used by specialists in the treatment of a non-prolonged liquid stool:
- Identification of the cause that provoked the appearance of long-term watery excrement and their elimination;
- Taking measures to prevent the development of possible complications;
- Full recovery of body resources lost during prolonged liquid stool.
All therapeutic measures should be selected depending on why long-term diarrhea in an adult appeared, and what factor had the greatest impact on its development.
In such a pathological phenomenon as a permanent liquid stool, the causes that provoked its appearance are eliminated only after an appropriate diagnosis, which in most cases should be differentiated. Only this will help to reveal most objectively the factor that was the prerequisite for the development of the disease.
In the event that the cause of a permanent liquid stool was an infection that caused an inflammatory process in the intestine, the therapy is performed in a hospital and is assigned taking into account the pathological symptom of the disease that provoked it and the prevailing comorbid symptoms. In an obligatory order, such measures as medicinal and phytotherapy should be carried out. All appointments of the attending physician should be performed against the background of an appropriate sparing diet.
If, for the emergence of a stool that occurs continuously over a long period of time, the cause is caused by pathogens incapable of causing an inflammatory process in the intestine, all therapeutic measures can be performed at home. But also, in addition to strict application of medicines prescribed by a doctor, one should observe a drinking regimen and a sparing diet.