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Monday, August 22, 2011

Yoghurt can Help Cure Diarrhea in Children

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yoghurt or yogurt is known to have benefits for digestive health. Yogurt is also proven to be a substitute food for toddlers who are allergic to cow's milk. After treatment of yogurt for a few months, a child who previously had to consume soy milk eventually recover and immune to cow's milk.

Yoghurt or other probiotic products, are also believed to cure an attack of diarrhea in children. In a study conducted by German researchers in 2008 shows that probiotic therapy as early as possible in infants and toddlers experiencing diarrhea. If not handled properly, diarrhea in children can indeed lead to death. The German researchers specifically evaluated the food probiotic E. coli Nissle 1917 or EcN, which is licensed in Europe to treat diseases related to the intestines, since discovered in 1917.

As we know, in the colon live about 500 types of microbes with 100 trillion bacteria in it. There are types of bad bacteria like E coli (that can cause diarrhea), and the type of good bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria that nourish our bodies. Both types of bacteria that friendly to humans are often used as a probiotic content that increasingly popular in various parts of the world. Probiotic products or supplements of live bacteria, such as yogurt, kefir, and sour milk.

As many as 151 infants and toddlers who followed a survey in Germany was cured more quickly due to EcN as part of treatment, compared to only do the treatment with drugs. On average, children who do not receive a new probiotic would recover three to four days longer. The study is published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal in June 2009.

Previously there is also research on the relationship between probiotics and diarrhea. A study in Sweden in 2007 showed that the condition of diarrhea in children can be treated with more effectively without need to pay expensive, because the probiotics used as primary treatment, rather than antibiotic treatment. Children who had been researched actually also provided some antibiotics, but only consume about 10% of normal dose.

You can consult with your doctor, how much intake of probiotic that works to cure diarrhea in children. Or maybe, you can try this therapy if you have an attack of diarrhea ;-)

In addition to help cure diarrhea, yogurt also has many other benefits. Consumption of yogurt should be part of a healthy lifestyle, so that nutrient are absorbed with the optimal


KrishaLiva said...

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türkiye ve hayata dair herşey said...

People's health is important to lead a peaceful and happy way of life. Healthy benefits of a non-human world is difficult to take delight.

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