Thursday, 5 November 2009

Causes and symptoms of Diarrhoea

Popularly known as loose stools, diarrhea is the condition wherein the body experiences frequent passage of watery, unformed stools. Generally, the intestine absorbs the water secreted by stomach, liver and pancreas as well as the water present in the food we consume. When a person gets affected with the disease, the intestine is not able to absorb excess of water. This results in the passage of loose stools. Right from young kids to the aged people, diarrhea can strike everyone. It may either be in a mild form, acute or even chronic. Though not a very serious ailment, If left untreated, diarrhea can lead to major complications in the body functioning. In the following lines, we have provided some of the causes and symptoms of diarrhea.

Causes Of Diarrhea

* Overeating
* Incomplete digestion of the food consumed
* Putrefaction in the intestinal tract.
* Viral and bacterial infections
* Food allergies
* Bowel disorders
* Organic diseases
* Nervous irritability
* Use of antibiotic drugs
* Excessive intake of laxatives
* Emotional stress
* Anxiety
* Excessive consumption of alcohol
* Infected water
* Wrong combination of foods
* Intestinal parasites
* Radiation or chemotherapy

Symptoms Of Diarrhea

* Stomach ache
* Nausea
* High temperature
* Loss of appetite
* Increased frequency, volume and weight of stool
* Frequent loose stools
* Abdominal cramps
* Vomiting
* Fever
* Bloating

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