Diarrhea means soft and watery stools more than three times a day, and may be accompanied by cramps, nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea is not a disease, but a symptom of disorders that can be caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites, food intolerances, certain medications and disorders that affect the stomach, small intestine or colon. During diarrhea, there is a greater loss of water and electrolytes. Dehydration is a condition in which a person loss more fluids than the necessary to maintain a correct functioning of the organism. It is a complication that is usually caused by episodes of acute diarrhea and / or vomiting.
The Symptoms vary in intensity and nature depending on the degree of dehydration that a person is exposed to. During mild to moderate dehydration the most frequent symptoms are: increased thirst, dry mouth, tired or sleepy, decreased urine output and change of color (urine is more yellowish than normal), dizziness, headache, dry skin, few or no tears. In case of severe dehydration the symptoms are: delirium, shock, sinking of the eyes, tachycardia and anuria.
The treatment of mild to moderate dehydration is managed by use of Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS). It is the most effective method to prevent, maintain and restore an adequate osmotic balance in the body.
Yes, the intake of ORS at the first signs of gastrointestinal disorders effectively prevents dehydration.
Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It has numerous causes, including infections (viruses, bacteria, parasites), food poisoning and intolerance, stress, different gastrointestinal diseases, etc. and is accompanied, among others, with vomiting and/or diarrhea.
iDRATA is a Food for Special Medical Purposes formulated specifically to combat and prevent dehydration caused by the loss of fluids and electrolytes in cases of vomiting, diarrhea or excessive sweating.
iDRATA acts by restoring the body’s fluid and electrolyte balance, reducing the excessive loss of fluid and electrolyte balance. Its mechanism of action has been scientifically proven and its use achieves optimum rehydration in more than 90% of treated dehydrated patients.
iDRATA has been designed to be taken directly by mouth. Its administration is recommended at the first appearance of any signs of dehydration or disease that could cause such condition.
Due to its low osmolarity composition, iDRATA is a safe product for all people.
iDRATA can be given to children, adults and the elderly.