Clostridium Difficile = temporary brutal urgent diarrhea. Sounds like a lot of fun doesn’t it? Certainly not if you have experienced it. One other significant symptom is a very sore – raw butt. Notice that I said c-diff is ‘temporary.’
Unlike other conditions that have diarrhea as a major symptom c-diff comes and goes-typically after 2-3 days. This is because it is a bacterial infection. On the other hand IBS, colitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are not infectious. They are all inflammatory bowel conditions. There is a big difference!
If your diarrhea remains persistent – occurring for months, you likely have IBS. This means that rather than being caused by a bacterial infection they are the result of a damaged colon wall. As bad as I feel about my clients who have c-diff I tell them it could be worse – they could live this nightmare of inflammatory bowel ‘disease’ 2-3-4-5 + years – even a lifetime as many do.
C-diff is most commonly experienced where the most germs are—in the hospital. There is no coincidence that is also where the most antibiotics are administered. You put those 2 together and you have the perfect storm for chronic infection.
Chronic infection means chronic antibiotic use and this brings about chronic urinary tract and yeast infections and this brings about chronic interstitial cystitis which brings about chronic kidney infections which ——— needless to say further…
Don’t always jump the gun with taking an antibiotic when you see the 1st signs of a bacterial infection. Often times natural antibiotics such as colloidal silver will take care of low grade infections. This could save you a lot of aggravation. But be sure to use common sense and acknowledge when you have crossed over that line and need to take a conventional antibiotic as at times it is the very best choice.