What is diarrhea?
Acute diarrhea is watery or liquid poo, often accompanied by stomach pain (the result of contractions in the intestine) and usually lasts a few days. Undergoes severe diarrhea, usually alone.
Chronic diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts more than four weeks for most, it is usually a sign of a gastrointestinal illness and any appeal requires medical investigation (more on that – later).
The good news: Sometimes diarrhea is the body’s natural way to get rid of parasites and pathogens. The bad news: It is important to pay attention to the side-effects indicate activated deteriorating and getting worse and needed medical attention.
What causes diarrhea
The food we eat remains in liquid doughy for most stages of digestion. Residuals, not absorbed in the body, undergo colon, there are more liquid is absorbed. What remains is a semi-solid residue, that finds its way out eventually. It’s in our poo.
Cases of diarrhea, digestion product of food and liquid pass too quickly or too much bulk in the intestine, so that the body enough time to absorb the fluid chewing food and provisions remain liquid. Sometimes, too rapid movement parallel – and the lack of absorption of fluids – also has active secretion of water into the intestinal wall excrement, as in bacterial infections).
STOOL, need to run to the bathroom frequently, and abdominal pain-borne attack characteristics in light pollution and generally lasts two to three days.
Why is this happening to me?
Most cases of diarrhea were from friends who were not invited to the party. In this case, the intestines are aggressive gatekeeper take care to get them out as quickly as possible.
Viruses: Some nice names like Norooֹk
(Norwalk), or rotavirus (Rotavirus) but it does not matter, the thing is easy to stick to them and those who threaten our intestines sanity.
Bacteria or parasites: You know, and you know, all those who traveled great India – contaminated food or water are an excellent source for transferring bacteria or parasites. They should not be too sophisticated, and we all know? Them by name: E.Coli, when he did, and of course the basket-mo-Nlhhhhh.
There are also cases where diarrhea is a physiological response to natural or chemical substances that make us feel good like:
Diarrhea as a result of drug therapy: A number of medications can cause diarrhea and antibiotics is common in all of them. Antibiotics “killer” While the bad bacteria but also the good ones – the same kind of bacteria that maintain a balanced state of our intestines. The result could be a flood in the bathroom.
Diarrhea as a result of food intolerance: lactose (milk sugar) can make it susceptible to diarrhea; So fructose (fruit sugar) as well as gluten, found in wheat. In addition, there are some that are sensitive to artificial sweeteners constitute a significant part of various diet menu and diet drinks are popular all – and candy and gum).
Diarrhea from drinking alcohol occasionally associated with chronic diarrhea for heavy drinking of alcohol. While alcohol is absorbed by the body, colon cells lose their ability to absorb water, and the water, not absorbed by the body, are released out through the colon. Such diarrhea lasts as long as the alcohol present in the digestive system – usually a few hours.
Diarrhea as a side-effect of the disease: at times, diarrhea is a symptom of more serious diseases such as Crohn’s disease, dysentery, cholera and cancer of the colon or trigger).
When should we see a doctor?
Diarrhea is considered the body’s natural way to protect himself and deal with various kinds of ailments, and often interrupts the drug treatment of diarrhea may prolong the duration of the disease, instead of “get it done quickly.”
But sometimes, just may get diarrhea. Therefore, it is important to contact a doctor or physician to examine the following cases:
• diarrhea that lasts more than a week.
• indication of dehydration: thirst, feeling of dryness in the skin significantly and mouth, feeling light-headed, little has changed very dark or disappearance of the need to urinate.
• very severe pain in the lower abdomen and / or anus.
• black stools or blood in the stool.
• diarrhea with fever of more than 39 degrees, or signs of dehydration, despite proper fluid intake.
It is recommended to see a doctor or a family doctor, and, if necessary, will turn the continued testing specialists. (Recommendations expressed herein relate only to adults. Childcare is treated differently).
What to do when diarrhea does not go through?
Every general hospital service available to clarify the gastrointestinal motility disorders of the Institute of Gastroenterology. Or suffer from poor motility and diarrhea many, you can contact him in order to do. To do so you should bring a doctor’s referral or family doctor.