The roles of certain curative waters in the treatment of gastrointestinal complaints and illnesses.

Doctors have been suggesting the use of curative waters, partly as a treatment for gastrointestinal complaints and illnesses, for over a hundred years. Patients have been using curative waters that belong to the group of sulphuric, bitter salty, glaubersalty, and sulphurous waters since then.

Schulhof Odon wrote, in a monograph about Hungary's mineral and curative waters in 1956, that the efficiency of bitter water is determined by its sulfurous content and property. Sulphate absorbs in the kidney with difficulty. Magnesium sulphate, bitter salt, is the most powerful in preventing water absorption in the kidney. Increasing fluid quantity in the kidney is one of the factors in starting the process of stool emptying and preventing constipation. Secondly, the fluid leaches the culvert, loosens infectious matter from the walls of the kidneys, and it eliminates bacterium, therefore it eases symptoms of catarrh.

Bitter salt and the concentration of glauber salt play an important role in the development of the laxative effect found in curative water. Hypertensive mineral water keeps back a significant amount of water in the kidneys, during which it dilutes and turns isotonic. This is when the malabsorption ability of sulfate develops. The effect of the excess amount of fluid that impacts the pulling and tensing brings about stool excretion. The impact of overly hyper tonic water can only be noticed after long hours. On the other hand, constipation is solved, with mildly isotonic whether that is diluted with tap water, within one to two hours. Your doctor decides the use of isotonic or hypertonic water by paying attention to the desired effect needed.

The laxative effect does not only depend on the composition but on the amount of sulfate present in the water as well. About 3 g of sulfate is needed for puring, this is what determines the amount needed from the various curative waters for stool emptying. For example, 1dl of the Hunyadi Janos curative water is needed, in which there is 3 g of sulfate.
The bitter waters may cause mucosal hyperemia and may also increase intestinal fluids as well as the the production and secretion of mucus. Non isotonic water is recommended for catarrhal conditions of the intestinal wall that does not aggravate the inflammation, or for hypertensive patients. The glaubersalty, Hunyadi Janos and Mira curative waters are especially beneficial for stool secretion and for treating catarrh.

Their effect is partially based on their physiochemical properties, they play a role in the the anti-inflammatory capacity of dissolved calcium and sulfate in the medicinal water. Water retained by ions that are absorbed with difficulty rinses the intestinal wall, carries on bacteria and toxins, then flushes them. Thereby the fermentation and rotting process of the intestines are improved, the abnormal metabolites do not get absorbed but also leave the body. As a result of gas nuisance and complaints from abnormal bacterial activity, causes difficulty in breathing and heart problems in some cases. After clarifying the status of the causative agent, the glaubersalty water effectively reduces or removes its symptoms.

From the Hunyadi Janos and Ferenc Jozsef laxative curatives waters, 1 dl is recommended at once. The latter should be diluted in 1 dl of water, which will result in speeding up its effect. One to two dl of the Ferenc Jozsef bitter water is recommended for the long-term treatment of intestinal problems.

Because of the effect of sulfur in the Parad sulphurous water, bowel movements accelerate, thus constipation is solved after bowel secretion. The Parad sulphurous curative water is an effective tool for treating intestinal problems and for resolving a single constipation, 1-2 dL is all that is needed for the desired result.

Glaubersalty curative waters are very good for certain gallbladder problems. Bile secretion in the liver increases in humans and in animals as well as a result of Glaubersalt. Other than the cholesterolar effects of these curative waters, they also have have the effect to empty the gall bladder. After the consumption of bitter and glaubersalty waters, stagnant bile in the gallbladder empties, and terminates cholestasis. These changes are proved by numerous human observations.

The consumption of 2-3 dl of Mira glaubersalty curative water is suggested 1-2 times daily for the treatments of biliary and gall bladder diseases. This amount should be continued for 4-6 weeks for chronic complaints. For the treatment of gall bladder dysfunctions, 2-3 dl of the Hunyadi Janos glaubersalty curative water is recommended.

Gallbladder contraction occurs fifteen minutes after the consumption of the Parad sulphurous water. Thus, the water can be used effectively to eliminate cholestasis and to treat symptoms associated with cholestasis. One glass of (body temperature) sulfurous curative water is sufficient for this, it should be consumed slowly by sipping it on an empty stomach.

The curative waters are not only effective for the treatments of gallbladder disorders, but they are also successfully used to treat and to prevent gallstones. Bile fluid that is stored in the gallbladder concentrates; consequently, cholesterol crystals can percipate in the bile, which creates cholesterol deposit, which leads to the development of gallstones. Meals, as well as sulphate and sulfurous curative waters effect regular gallbladder excretion and this apparently prevents the process of gallstone formation.

In addition, after the emptying of the gall bladder, the flow of fresh bile fluids, that is rich in acids, has a significant cholesterol level capacity in the solution, and only in a few hours' time the risk of stone formation occurs with the increase of cholesterol concentration. The Hunyadi Janos, Mira glaubersalty, and the Parad Sulfurous curative water drinking diets are effective in preventing gall stone formation.

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