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


❖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

❖Joint pain

❖Blood in stool

❖Mucus in stool


  • Keep your hands clean boiling water
  • Wash fruits and vegetable
  • Refrigerate and cover for Eat well-cooked foods..
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