"Essentuki No. 17": the composition, indications for use

Mineral water "Essentuki №17" is chloride-hydrocarbonate sodium composition, and high salinity (11,1-13,6 g/l). Water of this type is divided according to temperature into 2 groups: cold, with a temperature at the mouth of a 10-11оС, and thermal, with a temperature of 36-37 o C. Both groups belong to the treatment of drinking water, their characteristic feature is the high saturation of carbon dioxide and a high concentration of mineral salts. In Essentuki there are 5 sources of this mineral water of this type.

Mineral water "Essentuki №17" is recommended in the treatment of diseases of the digestive system with a reduced motor function of the gastrointestinal tract (chronic gastritis, chronic viral hepatitis, irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, chronic cholecystitis, pancreatitis) and endocrine system (diabetes). Her drinking rates at 4-6 weeks. You can drink the water in a heated state, in this case, she has a strong laxative effect. In chronic gastritis with reduced secretion, it is taken half an hour before meals with 200 ml. With irritable bowel syndrome, chronic colitis can drink water a half hour before in the amount of 200 ml.
Drink mineral water only in the absence of hepatic colic, complicated by infection, and with no need of surgical operations.

Indications "Essentuki №4", the difference from "Essentuki №17"

Unlike "Essentuki №17" mineral water "Essentuki №4" is applied in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract with increased motility (cramps, diarrhea): gastritis, ulcerative lesions of the stomach, chronic liver diseases, chronic colitis, dysfunction of the biliary and urinary tract, disorders of metabolism. It normalizes functions of the gastrointestinal tract. Mineral water "Essentuki №4" is characterized by a chloride-hydrocarbonate sodium composition, in contrast to the "Essentuki №17" has a salinity in the range of 7.8 to 10.4 g/l. Water this type refers to the mineral treatment, but are also used as medicinal. This mineral water is extracted from 11 wells.
"Essentuki №4" and "Essentuki №17" is contraindicated in all diseases of the digestive system in the acute stage, severe disorders of motor function of the stomach in polyps in the gastrointestinal tract.

"Essentuki No. 4" should be taken three times a day one glass. Drink water on an empty stomach, small SIPS, slowly. In diseases of the stomach it is taken for 10-20 minutes before meals, with ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract for a half-hour before meals, with normal secretion of gastric juice you should drink water 30-45 minutes before a meal. The course of treatment is 20-45 days.