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Acute watery diarrhoea

Introduction

Diarrhea is one of the most common types of medical conditions. It may affect all people from all age groups and both genders. Diarrhea may sometimes last for a couple of days and when it does, the main problem is that a person may suffer from dehydration. It is because of this that all method treatments for diarrhea involve plenty of fluids so that the body can be hydrated properly. It is strongly advised to eat as normally as possible. Mild instances of dehydration are not that serious and can be resolved simply by taking plenty of fluids. The problem with severe instances of dehydration is that they can be life threatening if they are not dealt with on time. Mild dehydration can be recognized by irritability, weakness, dry tongue, dry mouth, passing little urine, sunken eyes, muscle cramps, headaches, dizziness and tiredness. Severe dehydration may involve coma, rapid heart rate, confusion and several other symptoms.

Causes

Acute diarrhea can be triggered by a wide array of different types of gut disorders which are known for causing chronic diarrhea. It is because of this that people often mistake chronic diarrhea for acute diarrhea. One of the most common gut disorders is the one known as ulcerative colitis. Anxiety can also be one of the common causes of diarrhea. Certain drugs and medicaments may trigger acute diarrhea as a side effect. Drinking lots of deer may also be one of the most common causes of acute diarrhea. Perhaps the most common cause of acute diarrhea is infection of the gut. This medical condition is professionally referred to as acute infections diarrhea. Various germs such as viruses and bacteria may trigger such type of diarrhea. These harmful germs are usually sourced from infected water or food. Another problem with these microorganisms is that they can be spread from person to person rather easily. Acute infections diarrhea can easily be identified by its main symptom which is of course diarrhea, characterized by a watery and loose stool which last for the whole day. Other symptoms may include mucus or blood in the stool and sometimes also vomiting. Abdominal cramping may also be common in some cases. Some cases of acute infectious diarrhea may also include aching limbs, headache and fever.

Treatment

Those who suffer from acute diarrhea need to consume plenty of fluids. It is also a good idea to eat as normally as possible, and include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables into the daily diet. 

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