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Diarrhoea due to Disruption of Gut motility
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Diarrhoea due to Disruption of Gut motility

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Diarrhoea due to Disruption of Gut motility

The main function of the gastrointestinal tract is to process food so that nutrients and water may be absorbed into the body.
In order for the nutrients and water to be fully absorbed via the wall of the intestines, these need to be exposed to the absorptive mucosal epithelium tissues for long enough.
Any agents that interfere with the normal functioning of the gastrointestinal motility and accelerate transit may cause disruption of the capacity to absorb the nutrients and water before they fly past the absorbing lining.
The increased propulsion of contents means less is absorbed, and the end result is diarrhoea.
Some Bacterial toxins and the contents of certain foods such as spices may stimulate this propulsive behaviour.

Diarrhoea is a common side effect of many medications. Broad spectrum Antibiotics are known to cause diarrhoea by disrupting the normal commensal bacterial flora of the intestines. Destruction of the “good” as well as the “bad” bacteria often leads to overgrowth of harmful bacteria and other parasites that the antibiotic may not be active against.

These pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites may then cause an infectious and inflammatory type of diarrhoea. Certain drugs used in the treatment of cancer as well as radiation treatment may also cause diarrhoea.

Antacids containing Magnesium may cause osmotic diarrhoea.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, anti-arrhythmic drugs, proton pump inhibitors for control of excess acid in the stomach and blood pressure medication may all cause diarrhoea.

Acute diarrhoea may be resolved by removal of the offending agent, rehydration and occasionally medication that reduces gut motility.
However, chronic diarrhoea may be a symptom of certain intestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease and may require treatment of the underlying cause.


How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat. The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.