Treatment of starvation children
Children's Doctor Conversations / / March 25, 2016
Features of fasting for
children Starvation as a method of treatment used by doctors in ancient times.
& gt;Ancient and modern doctors - supporters fasting
Hippocrates (. 460-370 BC) believed that the patient is better to take away the food.He wrote: "Feeding of the patient - a feeding of the disease."Plutarch (45-127 gg.) Said that it is better to be treated starvation , than to take the medicine. fasting patients treated smallpox famous physician Avicenna.In modern medicine, many doctors are supporters starvation as one of the most effective methods of treatment .Some doctors believe that if the patient can not be cured by fasting , then it can not help with anything.Many people know the names of Dr. Paul Bragg and Dr. Herbert Shelton - our contemporaries, theorists fasting .I think that today all their books are available and there is no need to repeat them.
& gt;Domestic experience
In our country, in a Moscow clinic widely held starvation treatment in patients withvarious psychosomatic diseases professor Yu.S.Nikolaevym.In his (et) the book "Fasting for Health" summed up many years of experience in the application of this method.In recent decades, in Moscow and in St. Petersburg opened a specialized department for treatment method fasting patients with bronchial asthma, hypertension, obesity.
However, in certain publications, it is mainly about adults, so we would like to talk first of all about their own experience of treatment starvation children.
In my practice, I have not tried to conduct in children long courses starvation , as this must be constant supervision of doctors, especially in times of crisis 9-10 th days.It is very difficult not only to conduct with a child for a long starvation , but, especially, the right to organize a way out of it.Difficult for children herself duration of starvation, as a rule, they can not tolerate it for long.The difficulties associated with the need for constant klizmirovaniya during prolonged fasting .
& gt;BEST MODE starvation children
starvation mode best for the children - it is a short 24-hour permanent "hungry days" once a week or once in 10 days.In contrast to the long-term courses of treatment progress is slower, but the improvement is more stable.This method - gentle.Even the children spontaneously resorted to this method at various toxicosis, acute gastrointestinal disease and other serious conditions.
With great efficiency of the method of 1-2-day fasting conducted in kidney patients, particularly those with pronounced edema syndrome.Swelling on the background of bed rest and lack of food (but not drinking!) Descended rapidly in children, sometimes without the use of drugs.
never tried to treat children fasting without drinking at suhoedeniem.I always thought that this method can only hurt the child.
& gt;Fasting in the gastro-intestinal diseases
How to use starvation in acute lesions of the gastrointestinal tract in children?I think every mother is helpful to know how to treat a child with any acute gastrointestinal disease.You always have to start with hunger.Do not persuade yourself: "Better'll feed the baby, and that he may be lose weight, vomiting or diarrhea - it was an accident.!"To think so - a big mistake.As a rule, if not immediately remove the food, the child only to weight.
And another thing: do not give the child in the first days of illness with liquid stool fixing medications, even grass.Diarrhea can go into its opposite.A baby's condition worsens as indigestion, which can be caused by a variety of reasons (overfeeding, excessive heat, improper assignment of feeding, poor-quality products, and, finally, infection) remain.As a result of the absence of the day 1-2 chair state may deteriorate again, it will have a high temperature and its background - symptoms even more significant lesions of the gastrointestinal tract.
& gt;How much time do not need to feed your baby?
How much time do not need to feed your baby?The severity of the condition defines vomiting: the more often the baby vomiting, the longer it must be kept without food, but water in sufficient quantities.If vomiting is a common, painful, it is necessary to drink a chilled drink in small portions.Sometimes babies dripping liquid from the pipette every 10-15 minutes.Under such severe conditions it is better not to feed the child during the day.If the child's condition is quite satisfactory, vomiting rare, and there was only loose stools, then just skip either one or two feedings.
& gt;The duration of fasting is not necessary to cut
Do not try to shorten the duration of fasting .Do not worry about the weight loss.When starvation recovery is likely, which means that the child likely will return to its weight.
& gt;When starvation important to drink a lot!
should be abundant and frequent drink When starvation children.Glucose can be diluted to 5.10 percent solution.It's good sometimes to water child with saline and Ringer's solution (these solutions are prepared in a pharmacy).
& gt;What is better to drink?
can be diluted in a glass of water (200 ml) powder "rehydron" or similar composite powder is recommended in these states the World Health Organization:
Natrii chlorati 0,7
Kalii chlorati 0,3
Natrii bicarbonici 0,5
and baby drink this solution.Included therein sodium chlorate (table salt), potassium chlorate, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), and glucose in such quantities and the combination will not harm the baby.It is useful in order to always have a pharmacy and home 10-12 such powders.Generally, children usually choose themselves they need a drink.If nothing of these drugs, it is possible to give a drink with lemon juice or strongly diluted juice of any fruit.You can offer compote (but not the jelly!) Of fresh or dried fruit.
& gt;Starving babies
When breastfeeding after hunger do not just put the baby to the breast.Better in the first day after the hunger to give expressed breast milk by 10-20 ml every two hours.Be sure to add some liquid, which the child preferred during the famine.On the second day, you can feed a child less: 2.5 hours - 40-50 ml, and in good condition for the second day can be applied to the breast - first 5 minutes, and then feed for 2-3 days only breast milk, while continuingdrink the same solutions.If the mother's milk is insufficient or the child was before the disease on artificial feeding, it is necessary to give him the usual food in the form of porridge without milk, baked apples (also in small doses) with abundant drinking glucose or other liquid.It is not necessary to enter into power in the first days of illness after fasting dairy and meat products.It is better to give a baby a few days dairy-free cereal, fruit, biscuits.On the background of recovery in the normal stool can be introduced gradually familiar food.
rest of therapy should be administered in conjunction with the doctor depending on the cause of the disease and the severity of the child's condition.
& gt;Allergic disease and starvation
In the presence of chronic disease indication for starvation is primarily an allergic pathology.Well this method to treat asthma (compared to water treatment and a special diet), skin allergies, hay fever.
& gt;Other chronic diseases
fasting method, you can help your child with joint disease (Still's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious and allergic polyarthritis).The good effect is produced short courses of fasting in chronic bronchitis, recurrent pneumonia, as well as in adolescents with obesity or chronic lesions of the digestive organs.This fasting should only be done in the background treatment diet and water treatments.
& gt;When you need to clean the intestine?
So, children are usually willing to settle for short courses diurnal fasting 3-4 times a month or weekly.Clean intestine at such short courses needed only in cases of persistent constipation just before entering the famine.To learn how to clean the intestines of children, I said at the beginning of our conversations.Let me remind you that it is necessary to apply only hypertonic enema!
& gt;Selection of the time of day to start fasting
At what time of day to start fasting , in the morning after breakfast or after dinner?This depends on the child.If a child in the morning is good and eat willingly - to start fasting possible after breakfast.If it is more likely to eat in the evening - starvation is better to start after dinner.
& gt;What is at the entrance to starvation and exit from it?
In order to make it easier to organize the exit from starvation , may be the last before the start of the power hunger and the first to do it after the same.What dishes worth recommending for entry and exit of starvation?Much depends on the time of year.In the summer of good offer any vegetable salads: tomato with sunflower oil (not green cucumbers!), Or grated carrots with greens and a small amount of honey.You can give your favorite fruit or berries.If possible, instead of salad or fruit is good to make fresh juice.If a child has a tendency to increase gastric secretion, it is best not to dilute the juice with water and juice, mixed with a decoction of oats ( "Hercules"), or with a decoction of flaxseed.After 15-20 minutes, you can offer any porridge without milk (buckwheat greens, oatmeal with raisins, rice with dried fruit).If the winter and spring thoraco with fresh juices, fruits and chambers, can offer a decoction of dried fruit (children older than one year can be given boiled and dried), and then porridge.Make sure that children are well chewed mess, let's not just eat a lot.On the day after fasting meduyuschy Welse still giving milk and meat food.You can eat a vegetarian soup, vegetables, cereals, bread (not fresh!), Crackers, biscuits.
& gt;Important rules
avoid complications during fasting is necessary to observe the following rules.
1) Never go hungry that day, when the child will have great physical or mental load, and if it can expect some kind of trouble or distress.
2) During fasting should drink as much water as you want.
can add 1 / 4-1 / 2 teaspoon of honey in a glass or a little lemon juice.Paul Bragg recommends drinking only distilled water.In our conditions, it is virtually unavailable.You can spend starvation just to boiling water.
3) Try to visit with the child in the forest, more like in the park, outdoor (but not sunbathing!).
4) On the day of fasting need to take 1-2 times a nice comfortable shower or a warm bath.If the child is accustomed to a cold water procedures, instead of warm contrast is better to do 1-2 treatments.
& gt;During fasting possible exacerbation
Sometimes during fasting aggravated joint pain in the stomach (chronic diseases of the digestive system).These pains are transient.In such cases, you should take a warm bath, drink hot water with honey.
& gt;Be careful with loads!
Protect the child during fasting from heavy loads.As a rule, fasting comes the euphoria, it seems that you are very easy, you are capable of great things.This feeling is false, after heavy loads can occur very unpleasant condition in the form of headaches, tremor, palpitations.If this happens - do not worry, just give the baby to eat a little honey and a soak in a warm bath.
At home, I would have recommended that children only short starvation .If the child consents to such treatment starvation , that if all the necessary conditions, this method can not harm the child.
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