Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a common bacterium that has many strains. Some strains are harmless and are naturally found in the intestinal tract of humans. However, certain strains of E. coli are pathogenic and they cause serious illnesses such as diarrhoea and other digestive tract infections. Moreover, they also infect the urinary tract and genitalia.
Harmful E. coli strains produce toxins that damage the lining of the intestines. A severe bacterial infection may lead to nausea, vomiting, low grade fever, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. E. coli spreads from drinking sewage-contaminated water and consuming contaminated meat and vegetables. If hygiene is inadequate, it can also be spread from the stool of an infected individual to healthy people. Moreover, unpasteurised milk and juices also contain E. coli. Always boil the milk before drinking.
The presence of bacteria can be confirmed by stool testing. There is no specific treatment for E. coli infection and most sufferers recover on their own in 6-7 days.
There are certain supplements on the market that help maintain intestinal health. Health Plus Cantrol Pack 28 day 155g is a popular brand that makes the best and foremost programme for providing the correct balance of healthy bacteria and to maintain the health of intestine. It provides outstanding levels of antioxidants, probiotics, garlic and Caprylic Acid to reduce the instance of digestive infection. You should use 1 sachet with main meal. Make sure that you avoid the consumption of diets high in sugar. Moreover, you should follow a low-yeast diet.