Activated carbon - is an adsorbent that collects on the surface and make the body of all harmful substances.Therefore, a single application of activated carbon even at very high doses, has very few contraindications.But its long-term use is contraindicated for many.
Contraindications activated carbon emergency
So is any case of emergency poisoning - food, medicine, chemicals and so on.Activated charcoal is given after washing the stomach and is usually in large doses.
administration of activated charcoal is contraindicated in gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.In this case it can be adsorbed on the surface of the ulcer and irritate tissues, causing an exacerbation of the process.No less dangerous use of activated carbon for bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, which can also occur with peptic ulcer, gastric cancer Stomach cancer: genetics and lifestyle poisoning or strong alkalis and acids.Upon receipt of the activated carbon in such cases it can get into the blood vessels, causi
wary even in case of emergency should be used activated carbon for constipation.If constipation occurred on the background of the poisoning, the administration of activated charcoal must be combined with a cleansing enema.If there is a suspicion of intestinal obstruction, activated charcoal is contraindicated.
In all other cases, the activated charcoal for poisoning perfectly cleanses the intestines from harmful substances and then completely removed from it.
intestinal infections activated carbon is used, but is limited because it displays not only the pathogens and their toxins, and drugs that are prescribed to destroy these pathogens.
Contraindications activated carbon in the form of treatments
Activated charcoal administered in the form of short-term courses of treatment in the complex treatment of many chronic infectious and inflammatory and allergic diseases.It is necessary to cleanse the body Cleansing the body - complete restoration from toxic products that arise during inflammatory and allergic processes.But such courses should not be long, because together with the harmful substances to the organism and bacteria from the intestine displays useful bacteria that help digest food, and produce some vitamins (e.g., vitamin K, folic acid, etc.).
If used activated carbon for a long time and uncontrollably, then develop vitamin deficiencies, and goiter.
When dysbacteriosis in the gut reduces the amount of natural beneficial microflora, which leads to proliferation of pathogenic microflora (natural microflora restrain its reproduction), which under certain conditions can cause the disease.Pathogenic microflora in the intestines creates very different conditions for digestion, which takes place under its influence mainly through rotting.This causes phenomena such as bloating, intestinal colic, constipation alternating with diarrhea, and so on.
Therefore, if a patient has a dysbacteriosis or vitamin deficiencies, treatments with activated charcoal it contraindicated.If the doctor believes that such treatment the patient is necessary, he appoints activated carbon short courses, followed by the appointment of a course of vitamins and probiotics - drugs that contain bacterial colonies - the natural inhabitants of the intestine.
Constipation can occur not only because of dysbiosis, but for another reason, such as violation of motor activity of the intestine.In this case, the activated carbon only enhance constipation and can lead to intestinal obstruction.Therefore, for any constipation activated carbon should be used with caution.
The use of activated charcoal for the "cleansing of the body»
According to some of the recommendations in the Internet use of activated carbon for the purpose of regular "cleansing the body of toxins" is almost mandatory hygienic procedure.The authors of these techniques seem to have no idea what harm can be done by such an independent "cleansing" the body.
complication such "recreational" procedures will be goiter, and vitamin deficiencies - the basis of a variety of infectious and inflammatory and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders.That is why doctors do not recommend taking activated charcoal Activated carbon - old but indispensable for a long time and even more so on their own, without the subsequent recovery of normal intestinal microflora.