If you or your child has ever suffered from diarrhea, usually the first thought that comes to mind is: “how do I stop this, and fast?”
While most cases of diarrhea will pass on their own and won’t require a doctor’s care (some will though, so be sure to know the difference), there are four simple yet effective tips you can implement to speed up your diarrhea recovery.
Without further ado, here are four ways to speed up diarrhea recovery, and get on with your life.
Diarrhea causes dehydration, so replenish with water and other hydrating beverages. Dehydration can cause fatigue, weakness, dizziness, extreme thirst, and infrequent urination (among other things). Consistently drinking fluids throughout the day can make a big difference.
Focus on pure water, coconut water, broths, and oral rehydration solutions and avoid alcohol, caffeine and liquids high in added sugars.
Eat Bland, Simple Foods
If you’re suffering from diarrhea, it’s not the time to get creative with your meals. Stick to simple and bland foods that are easy to digest. Good choices include apples, bananas, rice, soups, broths, and small portions of steamed vegetables.
Foods that will not do you any favors are sugar and dairy and greasy, fatty and spicy foods.
As with any illness, it’s essential to give your body the rest it needs to speed up your diarrhea recovery. Since diarrhea often leaves you feeling weak and fatigued, recovery truly depends on taking a break from strenuous physical activity. If you’re not able to sleep well at night due to multiple bathroom trips, try to nap during the day.
Keep DiaResQ on Hand
DiaResQ is a breakthrough nutritional innovation for diarrhea relief. Safe for both children and adults, DiaResQ promotes digestive health by providing beneficial nutrients that rapidly support normal intestinal function. Take at the first sign of diarrhea for a speedy recovery.
Probiotics can complement DiaResQ and may help support your overall immune and digestive health. Find probiotics in foods like yogurt and kombucha, or in supplement form.
We’re all in agreement that the faster you can recover from diarrhea, the better. Try these four ways to speed up diarrhea recovery and get back to feeling like yourself.
Remember, if your diarrhea persists without improvement for more than three days (or less in the case of small children), call your doctor.