Diarrhoea refers to the frequent passage of loose or watery unformed stools. As a rough guide, it can be said that three or four loose or watery stools a day can be considered as diarrhoea. The disease may be acute or chronic. Commonly known as "Loose motion", diarrhoea is perhaps the most common disease in India, both in the young and elderly. It can pose a great threat to those elderly people who are frail and weak. A lot of difficulties are experienced in diagnosing the disease in the elderly.
The intestine normally gets more than 10 litres of liquid per day which conies from the diet and from secretion of the stomach, liver, pancreas and intestines. In the case of diarrhoea, water is either not absorbed or is secreted in excess by the organs of the body. It is then sent to the colon where water holding capacity is limited. Thus the urge to defecate comes quite often.
The chief causes of diarrhoea are overeating or eating of wrong foods, putrefaction in intestinal tract, fermentation caused by incomplete carbohydrate digestion and nervous irritability. Other causes include parasites, germs, virus, bacteria or a poison which has entered into the body through food, water or air, allergies to certain substances or even common foods such as milk, wheat, eggs and sea foods and emotional strain or stress.
Diarrhoea may be a prominent feature of organic diseases affecting the small or large intestine such as the sprue syndrome, malignant disease and ulcerative colitis. It may also result from operations on the gastro-intestinal tract. Diarrhoea may alternate with constipation. This may result from the irritation of the mucous membrane by impacted hard faeces.
No drugs should be taken to control diarrhoea as it has been found that anti-diarrhoeal drugs and binding mixture may temporarily relieve the symptoms, but do not really help to cure the disease. Rather they hamper the bowel's protective function to rid the body of its harmful contents.
"A stay at any naturopathy hospital, expert doctors on naturopathy and yoga treat you with natural foods, yoga and your daily schedule during your stay". Below is an example of daily routine at naturopathy hospital.
The Schedule ::
5 AM -5. 15 AM
Morning wake up with Tanasan, Relaxation, Holy & Healthy creative auto suggestion.
5. 15 -6.45 AM
Meditation, Prayer, Amritvani, Jalneti, Walking therapy, Kunjal, Dhouti, Basti and THERAPY as required (according to ailment)
6. 45 -7. 00 AM
Lemon Juice, Honey and water or Methi and water.
7. 00 -8. 30 AM
8. 30 -9. 00 AM
Swasthya Sadhak's Breakfast, with Juice or Fruit therapy
Treatment for ailment / Rejuvenation (various therapies)
11. 30-12. 30PM
Lunch - Vitalizing food therapy
12. 30 -2. 30PM
Relaxation (body, speech and mind), silent relaxed awareness
2. 30 -3. 00PM
Fruits or Juice Therapy
3. 00 -6. 45PM
Treatment for ailment / Rejuvenation Juice of Fruit Therapy
6. 45PM- 7.45PM
Dinner - Treatment or Vitalizing food Therapy
After dinner vajrasan or slow walking or Relaxation
Group Therapy - (satsang or group dsicussion or self awareness