Diarrhea occurs when increases the proportion of water contained in the stool, increasing the daily faecal weight removed for more than 250 g.
The urgency to go to the bathroom, inability to hold stool or multiple evacuations may be associated with diarrhea, but are not necessarily synonymous, as can happen with normal stool consistency.
Acute diarrhea starts suddenly and lasting less than three weeks, in most cases, show improvement within three to five days.
Chronic diarrhea occurs for a period longer than 3-4 weeks.
Causes of diarrhea
The intestines are responsible for absorbing food and fluid intake as well as those produced by the digestive tract. Of the total produced, up to 9 liters per day, the intestines reabsorb all but 100 to 200 ml eliminated with feces.
The causes of diarrhea are numerous, ranging from acute and chronic diarrhea. But all causes change…