Diarrhea Treatment Information and Prevention

By: Juliet Cohen

Diarrhea is loose, watery, and frequent stool. Diarrhea is an uncomfortable condition that can have many causes. Diarrhea in adults is usually mild and goes away quickly without complications. In infants and children (especially under age 3), diarrhea can cause dehydration fairly quickly. Diarrhea is most commonly caused by viral infections or bacterial toxins, viruses or parasites, certain medicines, food intolerances and diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine or colon. Acute diarrhea due to viral gastroenteritis. Acute diarrhea is an unpleasant digestive disorder. It estimated that most Americans.

Gastroenterite virus (viral infection of the stomach and small intestine) is the most common cause of acute diarrhea World chronic diarrhea lasts much longer than the acute diarrhoea, usually over four weeks. Chronic or recurrent Diarrhea can be a symptom of poor absorption of nutrients (malabsorption). There are at least four types of diarrhoea: secretory diarrhea, osmotic diarrhea, motility-related diarrhea, diarrhea and inflammation. Secretory Diarrhea means that there is an increase in active secretion, or there is an inhibition of absorption. Osmotic diarrhea occurs when there is a loss of water due to heavy osmotic.

Motility related to diarrhea occurs when the motility of the gastrointestinal tract is abnormal. Inflammatory of diarrhea occurs when there is damage to the lining or the brush border, which leads to a loss of liabilities protein-rich fluid, and less capacity to absorb fluids lost. Diarrhea symptoms can be broken down into uncomplicated diarrhea and complicated diarrhea. Complicated diarrhea may be a sign of a more serious illness. Symptoms of uncomplicated diarrhea include abdominal bloating or cramps ,thin or loose stools. Other symptoms of diarrhea include blood, mucus or undigested food in the stool , weight loss and fever

Drink plenty of fluid to avoid becoming dehydrated.

1. Don't wash pet cages or bowls in the same sink.

2. A diet high in FIBER may help relieve your symptoms.

3. Active cultures of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) make diarrhea less severe.

4. Foods like rice, dry toast, and bananas can sometimes help with diarrhea.

5. Wash your hands often, especially after going to the bathroom and before eating.

6. Do not eat uncooked vegetables or fruit that do not have peels.

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