Natural Treatment For Clostridium Difficile Infection
Nowadays antibiotics are a number one cause of Clostridium difficile infection; additionally they are a standard treatment for it. This fact is not easy to comprehend. What can we expect from fighting with the dangerous pandemic of this superbug? Who will win this battle?
For now, the bacteria have the advantage. Incidence of Clostridium difficile infection rises, harsh antibiotic resistant situations are becoming more shared, and incidence of Clostridium difficile related deaths in the United States goes up every year. for example, only in North America, there is a fivefold increase of this infection for the complete population and an eightfold increase in elderly.
Clostridium difficile, is a bacterial intestinal infection that causes mild to very harsh diarrhea and colon inflammation. Other medical names of this infection are antibiotic-associated colitis; necrotizing colitis; colitis – pseudomembranous.
Some researchers call Clostridium difficile a superbug, and it deserves this title. If you are reading this article, the chances are, you know about this superbug. From the medical investigations, it is known that:
1. 5-10% of people have Clostridium difficile in their intestines without noticeable symptoms
2. Clostridium difficile usually targets persons after the time of antibiotics
3. People with low immunity suffer most often
4. traditional treatment with powerful antibiotics cannot prevent from relapses
Can natural, non-drug methods be useful in case of Clostridium difficile infection? Yes, if we put in to account the fact that healthy people, already when they have this bacteria in their guts, do not show any symptoms. Their natural defenses control this infection.
Healthy humans have defense mechanisms that prevent the unhealthy bacteria, including Clostridium difficile, from going into and multiplying inside our intestines. How do these natural defense mechanisms work?
First, stomach acids destroy unhealthy bacteria and parasites. Second is antibacterial action of the pancreatic juice and bile. Besides foods, pancreatic juice and bile digest microorganisms too. That is why, the first part of the small intestine in the healthy individual is almost sterile. Decreasing production of the hydrochloric acid with age, gastritis-stomach inflammation, and aggressively suppressing gastric acidity with drugs, opens this gate for dangerous invaders to go in. These antibacterial actions depended upon normal body’s acid-base balance.
Bile and pancreatic juice are alkaline solutions; consequently, digestive pancreatic enzymes can work and kill the dangerous invaders only in the alkaline ecosystem. Unfortunately, continued body acidity causes acidic changes in the pancreatic juice; consequently, this gate also opens.
Can you imagine gastrointestinal tract as a rough river that washes everything and does not give microbes the ability to attach to the intestinal walls? typically, 8-9 quarts of the combination of saliva, gastric juice, bile, pancreatic juice, and intestinal secretions washes away almost all microorganisms from intestines. Regrettably, hidden and obvious dehydration is very shared, and it may suppress this defense mechanism.
Next one is the proper function of the muscle valves and motility of the intestines. for example, poor function of the ileocecal valve between large and small intestine can carry microbes inside our guts, where they can grow.
One of the vital mechanisms that keep our intestines healthy is the immune system. No surprise, Clostridium difficile targets people with low immune system the most. Elderly, persons after chemotherapy, using steroids, antibiotics, and immunosuppressant drugs are more unprotected to Clostridium difficile infection. It is also the concern of alcoholics and drug addicts. It is known that without of some basic nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and stress may weaken the immune system.
However, the most basic is the healthy balance of the friendly intestinal flora. Researchers and medical doctors are unanimous that Clostridium difficile typically appears after taking general-spectrum antibiotics, which eradicate friendly intestinal flora. Friendly intestinal flora is the best defense from dangerous invaders, such as bacteria, Candida-yeast, and parasites.
Disease causing microorganisms damage the gut’s wall and make it unprotected to multiplying (colonization) of the Clostridium difficile. Typically, these bacteria are not acting alone. A number of other species of opportunistic infection such as Klebsiella, Staphylococcus, Candida-yeast, parasites also can be blamed for symptoms of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
Restoration of defense mechanisms is vital, but it is a difficult task. There is no magic bullet in the treatment of the Clostridium difficile infection. When you just focus on the “find and destroy” approach with the general-spectrum antibiotics or any other antimicrobial agents, without enhancing natural defense mechanisms, it will rule to chronic forms of this infection. Antibiotics lose the battle with Clostridium difficile because of forming antibiotic-resistant strains.
Searching in the jungle of the internet for the miracle home-remedies is a useless idea. additionally, it is difficult to restore the friendly intestinal flora when Clostridium difficile are colonized in the large intestine by taking low quality probiotics or “consuming yogurt”.
There is evidence based on the clinical researches of experienced doctors all over the globe, and by my personal, everyday experience, natural, non-drug methods can be highly advantageous for Clostridium difficile infection because it works not against the body, but enhances the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
Doctors all over the world have used safe, effective, non-drug, different methods to treat chronic diarrhea for hundreds of years. Using these methods can alleviate diarrhea, bloody stool, bowels urgency, pain, abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea, and other symptoms. Lab tests also can demonstrate positive changes.
Some of these natural, holistic different methods are healing diet, acupuncture, cleansing with colon hydrotherapy, restoration of friendly intestinal flora, herbs, nutritional supplementation, drinking Karlovy Vary healing mineral water.
European doctors have recommended Karlovy Vary water for various digestive disorders including chronic diarrhea for 500 years.
Thanks to its thermal spring mineral water, small town Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic is a famous healing mineral spa. Thousands of Europeans use there their “healthy vacations”. For those who may not visit this resort, the water evaporates to form a salt. Healing mineral water prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt gives the possibility for treatment at home.
Researchers’ and medical doctors proved that Karlovy Vary healing mineral water restores normal acid-alkaline balance, enhances roles of liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and colon, contributes growth of the friendly intestinal flora, decreases inflammation, and normalizes stool.
People who recognize that acupuncture is appropriate for lower back pain can be surprised that billions of people in the world can use this ancient method for various digestive disorders including chronic diarrhea. Using healing enema has a long history for treating chronic diarrhea. Now, by using modern equipment, colon hydrotherapy is getting its popularity as safe and effective cleansing course of action.
It is clear that there is no particular cure by itself, to stop Clostridium difficile diarrhea overnight and forever. No matter how effective it is. The matter is to get knowledgeable, licensed medical practitioner or practitioners, who can perform safe and effective healing program for antibiotic-induced chronic diarrhea. The actual consequence can be reached by cooperation between the doctor, patient, his or her relatives or friends, and different medicine practitioner.
The information contained here is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not to be used to replace the sets or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.