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What about diarrhea? Take some berberine! Make sure it works!
In life, it is true that many people will choose to take berberine when they have diarrhea, but have you ever thought that the legendary "universal antidiarrheal" is really so divine? Today, I will analyze berberine for you.
Let's first understand why berberine is sacred, so that we can "know ourselves and the enemy" and finally make good use of it. Berberine, in fact, is an alkaloid extracted from Rhizoma Coptidis, Cortex Phellodendri and other plants. The real drug name is "berberine hydrochloride", which has been included in the national catalogue of basic drugs.
According to modern pharmacological research, it can inhibit a variety of bacteria, such as dysentery bacilli, tuberculosis bacilli, pneumococcus, etc., so it is only applicable to mild infectious diarrhea caused by bacterial intestinal infection, and is invalid for non infectious diarrhea.
Its mechanism is also very simple. It is mainly taken orally. Because it is hardly absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, the efficacy basically stays in the intestinal tract (bioavailability is about 5%).
After taking it, it can give full play to its inhibitory effect on bacteria in the intestine, maintain the steady state of the intestinal microenvironment and protect the gastrointestinal mucosa, so as to solve the problems of diarrhea and enteritis.
However, it should be noted that berberine should not be abused. Many people think that berberine belongs to traditional Chinese medicine and has no side effects. They are not so careful when using it. They even take it for a long time due to chronic diarrhea.
In fact, it is not. Its chemical structure is very clear and its quality is controllable. Therefore, berberine is strictly a chemical drug, that is, what we often call "western medicine".
Therefore, when taking this medicine, you must have the corresponding indications, and do not use it blindly, so as not to alleviate the diarrhea problem and bring a variety of side effects. For example:
1. Gastrointestinal symptoms
Although berberine has obvious antibacterial effect, if you take it in large quantities for a long time, it will not only reduce its antibacterial effect, but also make the bacteria "exercise" in the process of "fighting" with the drug, resulting in drug resistance, resulting in changes in the acid-base value in the intestine, resulting in gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal distension and loss of appetite.
2. Peripheral neuritis
Taking this medicine for a long time can inhibit the intestinal absorption of vitamins and other beneficial substances in the body. At the same time, this medicine can stimulate and accelerate the intestinal peristalsis speed, and shorten the time of absorbing nutrients. Therefore, it is easy to lead to the absorption disorder of B vitamins, resulting in the nervous system and peripheral neuritis.
3. Increase the incidence rate of rhabdomyolysis and lactic acidosis
Taking this drug frequently in large quantities may increase the risk of adverse reactions such as rhabdomyolysis and lactic acidosis due to its dose dependence.
Clinical application has proved that berberine can occasionally cause leukopenia, severe allergic reaction and cardiogenic cerebral ischemia syndrome, endangering the lives of patients.
Therefore, we should not blindly regard berberine as the "magic medicine" for the treatment of diarrhea. It is not effective for every kind of diarrhea, and it may bring a variety of threats to health if used incorrectly.
In a word, don't use it blindly. It's best to take it under the guidance of a doctor. As long as it is taken reasonably and correctly, it can give full play to its maximum effect and help us solve diarrhea and other problems.