Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition when one has loose or watery stools or frequent need to empty your bowel. There are two types of Diahrea – Acute, and Chronic.

Acute Diarrhea is common and generally lasts for a couple of days. It can happen due to many reasons like a bacterial or viral infection, travel, food allergy, etc

Chronic Diarrhea is severe and generally lasts for weeks. It usually occurs due to some intestinal disease.

 

Common Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms include-

  • Nausea

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Cramping

  • Bloating

  • Dehydration

  • Fever

  • Frequent urge to urinate

  • Watery stools

    

Causes

There could be many potential causes of Diarrhea

  • Food intolerance like lactose intolerance

  • Any food allergy

  • Any infection – bacterial, viral, parasitic

  • Any Surgery is done for stomach or gall bladder

  • Environmental factors like air and water

  • Side Effects of Medicine

  • Travel

 

How to prevent it

There are several reasons which can cause Diarrhea, and it is difficult to identify and ultimately prevent it. There are a few precautions that can be taken to avoid it.

  • Wash your fruits and vegetables multiple times before cooking

  • Keep your food preparation area clean

  • Drink bottled water and cooked food when traveling

  • Wash your hands/use sanitizer frequently to avoid bacterial/virus infection.