Dietary fibres can calm your stomach

Most people have had diarrhoea at some point, and the cause can be many things. If you have diarrhoea, HUSK® Psyllium-husk can help relieve your symptoms and calm your stomach.

HUSK® Psyllium-husk has a positive effect on diarrhoea, as the dietary fibres stabilize the movements of the bowel.

Causes of diarrhoea

When you suddenly get diarrhoea it is usually because you have been infected with a bacteria or virus.

Bacterial infections are caused by contaminated foods. A viral infection is often spread through human contact, from person to person.

Some diseases also cause diarrhoea, among others IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), stress and bowel diseases like chronic inflammatory bowel (Morbus Crohn) and bleeding inflammatory bowel (Colitis Ulcerosa).

Some type of medication, as well as radiation and chemo therapy can cause diarrhoea.

Finally diarrhoea can be caused by intolerance to certain foods, like milk or gluten. If you have diarrhoea that lasts more than three days, you should always contact your doctor.

What can you do?

When you have acute diarrhoea you usually do not have much of an appetite. However, you should remember to drink plenty of fluid, preferably with sugar, and eat salty food.

Dietary fibres can help calm your stomach, when suffering from diarrhoea. The dietary fibres improve the stool consistency. You can find dietary fibres in rye bread, grain, coarse crispbread, wholemeal pasta and vegetables.

HUSK® Psyllium-husk contains 85 % water soluble dietary fibres. The fibres can absorb more than 40 times their own weight in water. Due to HUSK®‘s ability to absorb large quantities of fluid, the volume of the intestinal content increases, normalising the intestinal movements and slowing down the passage of the intestinal content through the intestines.

HUSK® Psyllium-husk is approved by the Danish Medicine and Health Authority as an herbal medicine for the treatment of diarrhoea, constipation, IBS and elevated cholesterol levels.