Diarrhea– What You Need to Know

Diarrhea is categorized by watery, thin, and uncontrolled defecation from the body. Bloating, nausea, pain, and a fecal urgency are some of the immediate effects that come with diarrhea. It is more prevalent in children, who can have diarrhea due to unhygienic environments, infections in the GI tract, or something seemingly unimportant like eating a sweet dish.

The Signs and Symptoms of Diarrhea

  • Little or no urine production and excretion
  • Dark urine color
  • Fast heart rate
  • Dry skin which is flushed
  • Irritability and confusion
  • Heart failure
  • Severe vomiting and nausea
  • Dizziness and light-headedness

The Causes of Diarrhea

Some of the causes of diarrhea can include anything from stress to eating a high-caloric sweet beverage, from eating spoiled leftovers to losing sleep at night. Remember, whenever you are having symptoms of the condition, you need to pay special attention to the possible triggers that aggravated that condition.

The Treatment of Diarrhea

It is important to know the root cause of the condition so that the doctor can give you medication accordingly. What’s more, as there is a lot of water loss from the feces, it is important to compensate for dehydration losses in the body. There are different medications for stopping diarrhea, which include the following:

Antibiotics – Metronidazole and other infection-fighting medications that fight bacteria and parasites

Medication for Specific Case – Proton pump inhibitors for GERD or IBS, vitamin A for vitamin A deficiency. Zinc Salts are usually given to pediatric cases.

Probiotics – Disturbed gut biome in the body, which does not allow for a healthy gut system in the body. To treat it, certain probiotics that include mainly lactobacillus components are helpful in some cases.

In severe cases of dehydration, a person might have an altered state of conscious level and might be subjected to an IVF solution, such as normal saline with 5% glucose in one day.


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