By Kyle J. Norton
Most cases of diarrhea are acute that last for a few days. However, chronic diarrhea that lasts for a long period of time is an indication of other medical conditions, including irritable bowel disorder, or inflammatory bowel disease.
Most common causes of diarrhea are an infection caused by bacterias and virus. Some medications such as antibiotics also have been found to induce acute diarrhea.
On finding a natural compound for the treatment of diarrhea, researchers examined the effects of bromelain on K88 positive enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (K88+ ETEC), an important cause of diarrhea in young piglets.
The study included bromelain (0, 12.5, or 125 mg) orally administered to just weaned piglets for 10 days following by the commencement of bromelain treatment, piglets were challenged with K88+ ETEC (5 x 10(10) K88ac:0149) for seven days.
Injection of 12.5 or 125 mg showed a significant effect in reducing the incidence of K88+ ETEC diarrhea and protected piglets from a life-threatening disease.
Both doses of bromelain treated pigs also had significantly increased weight gain compared to untreated pigs.
In other words, both doses of bromelain can only temporarily inactivate ETEC receptors in vivo and protect against ETEC induced diarrhea.
Based on the finding, Dr. Chandler DS, the lead scientist wrote, “Bromelain may, therefore, be an effective prophylaxis against ETEC infection”.
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(1) Bromelain protects piglets from diarrhoea caused by oral challenge with K88 positive enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli by Chandler DS1, Mynott TL. (PubMed)