Dysentery is a preventable condition which occurs as a body’s defense acts against bacteria that have entered and tries to flush it out with the help of the excretory organ. It is estimated that around 50 million people are affected per annum.
What is Dysentery?
Dysentery is an inflammatory condition of the intestine which mainly affects the colon. It causes severe diarrhea that is accompanied with blood and mucus. Other symptoms include mild to severe stomach cramps, nausea with vomiting, fever and dehydration which can lead to death if left untreated.
Dysentery is mainly of 2 types:
- Bacillary Dysentery: This is caused by bacteria mainly Shigella and is called Shigellosis. Other bacteria responsible for dysentery are Campylobacter, Salmonella and Enterohemorrhagic E. Coli
- Amoebic Dysentery: This kind of Dysentery is caused by an ameba (E. histolytica)
- Other reasons for dysentery are a parasitic worm infestation, chemical irritation or a viral infection.
Dysentery can further lead to complications such as Postinfectious arthritis that can even last for years, infections to the bloodstream, a Hemolytic uremic syndrome that causes the destruction of the Red blood cells, Seizures and so on.
What causes Dysentery?
Bacillary and Amoebic Dysentery are usually caused by poor sanitation. Contact with infected articles leads to spread of infection to healthy individuals. Contact can be through:
- Contaminated foodstuff, water and other drinks
- Coming in physical contact with infected people
- Poor hygiene and not washing hands thoroughly after using the restroom and before eating.
- Swimming in contaminated water
Children and Immuno-compromised individuals are more easily affected than other individuals. Others can be affected too. Dysentery is known to occur in tropical areas with poor sanitation.
Steps to prevent Dysentery…
Since the disease is caused by poor sanitation, improving it will help us deal with the disease in a better manner. Certain steps can be taken to prevent dysentery:
- Frequent hand washing before and after eating, after using restrooms, before and after changing diapers of babies.
- Avoid having drinks with ice cubes, street food, peeled vegetables and fruits and unpasteurized dairy products.
- Drinking safe water that is either bottled or filtered (using 1micron filter with chlorine or iodine tablets) or tap water can be consumed but it needs to be boiled at least for a minute.
- Eat food that is cooked properly.
Treating the condition
The Homoeopathic Product Doliosis D40 Dysentrol is designed to relieve symptoms of abdominal discomfort, pain, weakness and watery stools with blood that occurs in Dysentery. It is natural and a safe product to use. There are no side effects upon the use of this medicine. It is easy to take this product and also it can be consumed with other medicines, for all age groups.