What is Diarrhoea?
- Diarrhoea is defined by the World Health Organization as having 3 or more loose or liquid stools per day, or as having more stools than is normal for that person.
- Diarrhoea is usually a symptom of an infection in the intestinal tract, which can be caused by a variety of bacterial, viral and parasitic organisms.
- People of all ages can get Diarrhoea, but it is common in children below five years of age.
- Liquid or semi-liquid stools, often light colored
- May be foul smelling, contain mucus, pus, blood or fats
- Often accompanied by flatus and severe, painful abdominal cramps or spasms (tenesmus) that defecation relieves
- Complications of severe or chronic Diarrhoea include: Dehydration Electrolyte disturbances Cardiac dysrhythmias Hypovolemic shock
Types of Diarrhoea
There are four types of Diarrhoea:
- Osmotic Diarrhoea
- Secretory Diarrhoea
- Exudative Diarrhoea
- Motility disorder
SYMPTOMS OF DIARRHOEA
❖Crampy abdominal pain (or stomach pain) +Bloating—+Nausea
❖An urgent need to use the bathroom
❖An inability to control the bowels (fecal incontinence)
❖Feeling sick to the stomach and Fever
❖Muscle aches or pain
❖Low heart rate
❖Blood in stool
❖Mucus in stool
- Keep your hands clean boiling water
- Wash fruits and vegetable
- Refrigerate and cover for Eat well-cooked foods..