Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gut Health - Diarrhoea [What is the causes and how to we as parent can protect our child from Diarrhoea]

On my previous post I did mention the Importance of Gut Health in Children. WHY? 

1. Gut health are very importance i children wellbeing as it ensuring proper absorption of nutrients.
2. Gut health helps building stronger immune system in children.
3. Gut health in general also play a significant role in both obesity and diabetes.

But today I wish to wrote about the Diarrhoea. Apart common gut problem in children.

Diarrhoea is a common condition that can yiled dangerous consequences, especially in our child's health. Well everybody gets diarrhoea at some point in our lives. It is our body's way of ridding itself of germs.

What causes diarrhoea? 

Most diarrhoea cases result from poor hygiene. Our child can come in contact with viruses, bacteria or parasites that cause diarrhoea when he or she consumes contaminated food and drink, or meals that have not been cooked properly or thoroughly. He or she touches contaminated surfaces and then puts his/her fingers into his/her mouth.

Diarrhoea infection can spread through contact with pets or direct contact with faecal matter (i.e from dirty diapers or the toilet).

Food intolerances and sensitivities can also cause our child to have diarrhoea. For example, children who are lactose intolerance may have diarrhoea if they consume dairy products in excessive quantities. A reaction to medicines, to antibiotics or antacids which contain magnesium can also cause diarrhoea.

How can I protect my child from diarrhoea?

The most important thing is practicing proper hygiene and hand-washing. Another way to prevent diarrhoea from rotavirus infection is through vaccination. (This vaccination should check with your child's paediatrician to know more about the vaccine.

Other way is practise giving your child growing up milk that good for their gut. I am giving my child Dumex Mamil Learning 3 since she was 1year old. As I believe Dumex Mamil providing balanced nutrition for her current needs. As Dumex Mamil contains lower levels of protein and helping to support a healthy gut environment with prebiotics and probiotics. This promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, to help prevent common digestive troubles sucs as constipation and diarrhoea. It also helps to reduce uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating and flatulence. Yet Dumex Mamil are only growing up milk does not replace the need of children to consume a variety of foods daily. It just an acceptable solution to fill the nutritional gaps in a child's diet. #mamilstories 

Do check Dumex Mamil webiste for good source of knowledge about Healthy Gut at : http://www.mamil.com.my/

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