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Friday
Nov292013

Gastrostop is getting popular!

Lots of people experience diarrhoea at some point in their lives and Gastrostop is great to help stop it. It contains the active ingredient called loperamide 2mg and it helps to treat the symptom of acute diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea refers to an increased passage of abnormally soft or watery bowel motions.

Acute diarrhoea has a rapid onset and lasts for less than 14 days, with symptoms usually resolving in 3 to 5 days. Many people with diarrhoea also experience gas-related symptoms: Flatulence, Wind, Bloating, Abdominal discomfort, Cramps.

There are 17.2 million cases of ‘gastro’ in Australia each year and 5.4 million cases of ‘gastro’ are caused by food contamination6 out of 100 Australians experienced diarrhoea in the last month and 2.1 million work days are lost each yearViruses are the most common cause of acute diarrhoea and are usually spread via contaminated food or waterOther causes of acute diarrhoea include: Side effect from medications, Intolerance to certain foods (e.g. lactose intolerance), Infections caused by bacteria or parasites.

Selfcare tips:

1) Rehydrate as water & electrolyte loss can lead to dehydration which is dangerous for babies and elderly.

2) Maintain adequate fluid intake (eg. water, oral rehydration solutions)

3) Eat small light meals. Avoid fatty or spicy foods.

4) Let thirst guide volume not routine 

5) Avoid diuretics and caffeine

 

Gastrostop Plus is good for those who as well as have diarrhoea experience cramps, bloat, gas and wind. It contains a combination of loperamide and simethicone and relieves diarrhoea up to 59% faster than Gastrostop (loperamide alone).

Works in 1-3 hours and available in 12-20 capsules.