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  Diarrhea - WrongDiagnosis.com
Acute diarrhea with a sudden onset is often caused by something eaten, such as food poisoning, viruses or bacteria as in infectious diarrhea or traveler's diarrhea, or even surprisingly by constipation.
Chronic diarrhea that is ongoing could be any of numerous problems such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, diabetic diarrhea, certain medications, or various other underlying conditions.
Diarrhea is a well-known side-effect of certain chemotherapies, and while for some patients it's a minor nuisance, for others it may become a...
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /d/diarrhea/intro.htm   (1301 words)

  Diarrhea - MayoClinic.com
Acute diarrhea is an unpleasant digestive disorder that nearly everyone experiences at one time or another.
Diarrhea often means more-frequent trips to the toilet and a greater volume of stool.
Diarrhea may cause a loss of significant amounts of water and salts.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/diarrhea/DS00292   (280 words)

  Diarrhea - Biotechnology Encyclopedia
Entaeomeba histolytica is an important cause of bloody diarrhea in travelers and also sometimes in western countries which requires appropriate and complete medical treatment.
It is not uncommon for diarrhea to persist.
Ulcerative colitis is marked by chronic bloody diarrhea and inflammation mostly affects the distal
www.pipelinedrugs.com /biotechnology_encyclopedia/diarrhea.htm   (1121 words)

 Diarrhea Encyclopedia Articles @ BornYesterday.com (Born Yesterday)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diarrhea is most commonly caused by viral infections or bacterial toxins.
Ulcerative colitis is marked by chronic bloody diarrhea and inflammation mostly affects the distal colon near the rectum.
Opioids and their analogs should not be used for infectious diarrhea as they are said to prolong the illness and may increase the risk of a carrier state.
www.bornyesterday.com /encyclopedia/Diarrhea   (1933 words)

 Diarrhea: Encyclopedia of Medicine
Diarrhea is also classified by physicians into acute, which lasts one to two weeks, and chronic, which continues for longer than 23 weeks.
Diarrhea is caused by infections or illnesses that either lead to excess production of fluids or prevent absorption of fluids.
The most common causes of acute diarrhea are infections (the cause of traveler's diarrhea), food poisoning, and medications.
health.enotes.com /medicine-encyclopedia/diarrhea   (2005 words)

 Infectious Diarrhea
Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, but the good news is that it's often caused by infections that don't last long and usually are more disruptive than dangerous.
Diarrhea — frequent runny or watery bowel movements (poop) — is usually brought on by gastrointestinal (GI) infections caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites.
The primary concern when treating a diarrhea is the replacement of fluids and electrolytes (salts and minerals) lost from the body from diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/infections/common/diarrhea.html   (1667 words)

 Diarrhea: Pet Health Topics from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
Diarrhea can be caused by diseases of the small intestine, large intestine or by diseases of organs other than the intestinal tract.
Diarrhea may be seen in pets with kidney failure, liver failure, pancreatic disease and hyperthyroidism in the cat.
Diarrhea that continues for more than a few days or is accompanied by depression or other signs is an indication to take your pet to a veterinarian.
www.vetmed.wsu.edu /ClientED/diarrhea.asp   (1272 words)

 Dr. Koop - Diarrhea- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
This change from the usual pattern of stools is recognized as diarrhea, although many less "formal" names are sometimes used.
Sometimes diarrhea lasts for weeks or months, and then it can be an indication of major disease.
Simple infectious diarrhea is still a major killer in underdeveloped countries, where infections of the bowel are estimated to cause millions of deaths annually among infants.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/93/762.html   (711 words)

Prolonged diarrhea persisting for more than 2 days may be a sign of a more serious problem and poses the risk of dehydration.
Diarrhea may be accompanied by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, or an urgent need to use the bathroom.
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body has lost too much fluid and too many electrolytes and can’t function properly.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/diarrhea   (1827 words)

 Acupuncture.Com - Diarrhea - Chinese, Western Medicine and Nutrition
Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body lacks enough fluid to function properly.
Diarrhea may be caused by a temporary problem, like an infection, or a chronic problem, like an intestinal disease.
Diarrhea may be accompanied by cramping abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, or an urgent need to use the bathroom.
www.acupuncture.com /conditions/diarrheac.htm   (1690 words)

Diarrhea is the frequent passage of loose, watery, soft stools plus bloating, pressure, and cramps commonly referred to as gas.
Diarrhea can come on suddenly, run its course, and be helped with home care to prevent complications such as dehydration.
Diarrhea is one of the most common illnesses in all age groups and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days of work or school.
www.emedicinehealth.com /diarrhea/article_em.htm   (340 words)

 Diarrhea - DrGreene.com
Diarrhea can be caused by a change in diet (including a change in mother's diet if the baby is breastfed), by infection, by antibiotic use, or by a number of rare diseases.
Diarrhea caused by antibiotic use may last as long as the child is taking the antibiotics.
Diarrhea is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and by examining the stool.
www.drgreene.com /21_1070.html   (909 words)

Diarrhea is an increase in the amount, frequency, and wateriness of bowel movements.
Traveler’s diarrhea is caused by an organism in contaminated food or water, especially common in underdeveloped countries.
Chronic diarrhea is often related to a disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, or inflammatory bowel disease.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/d/diarrhea.htm   (846 words)

 Understanding Diarrhea in Travelers
Diarrhea in travelers is almost always caused by ingesting various infectious microorganisms that have the capacity to cause frequent unformed stools.
Still, a study of diarrhea in travelers is considered to be a good study if even 60% of the people studied have a known pathogenic organism in their stools (at the CIWEC Clinic in Kathmandu, we had 80% positive findings).
All pregnant women with diarrhea should carefully watch for dehydration and drink ORS (described in the section on Diarrhea in Children.) The antibiotic azithromycin is safe in pregnancy and is often used to treat pregnant women with genital infections.
www.ciwec-clinic.com /diar/index.html   (11125 words)

 Infectious Diarrhea
For example, developing countries with poor sanitation or where human waste is used as fertilizer often have outbreaks of diarrhea when intestinal bacteria or parasites contaminate crops or drinking water.
In developed countries, including the United States, diarrhea outbreaks are more often linked to contaminated water supplies, person-to-person contact in places such as child-care centers, or "food poisoning" (when people get sick from improperly processed or preserved foods contaminated with bacteria).
Another group of viruses that can cause diarrhea in children, especially during the summer months, are enteroviruses, particularly coxsackievirus.
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/digestive/diarrhea.html   (1667 words)

 Diarrhea in Children - Keep Kids Healthy Symptom Guide
Diarrhea is usually caused by a stomach virus, especially if it is also associated with vomiting and low grade fever.
Common parasites that cause diarrhea include Giardia lamblia, which is usually spread from contaminated water supplies, especially streams, Cryptosporidium, which is commonly found in pets and farm animals and can be spread in day care settings, and Entamoeba histolytica, most common in travelers and immigrants to the US and which can cause bloody diarrhea.
Postinfectious diarrhea sometimes occurs in children with gastroenteritis and may be from an intolerance to lactose or proteins in cow's milk.
www.keepkidshealthy.com /symptoms/diarrhea.html   (1364 words)

Diarrhea may be accompanied by cramping abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, or an urgent need to use the bathroom...
Diarrhea may be caused by a temporary problem, like an infection, or a chronic problem, like an intestinal disease.
Diarrhea can be dangerous in children if too much fluid is lost and not replaced quickly.
www.fbhc.org /Patients/Modules/diarrhea.cfm   (1433 words)

 Diarrhea and bowel movement information at MedicineNet.com
When I talk with these patients, I usually find that they have been suffering from diarrhea for years and it is interfering with their lives.
Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool (greater looseness of stool).
Diarrhea needs to be distinguished from four other conditions that can be confused with diarrhea.
www.medicinenet.com /diarrhea/article.htm   (432 words)

 eMedicine - Diarrhea : Article by Stefano Guandalini, MD
Childhood acute diarrhea is usually caused by infection; however, a number of disorders may cause this condition, including a malabsorption syndrome and various enteropathies.
Noninfectious causes of diarrhea include disorders of intestinal digestive and/or absorptive processes, congenital disorders and enteropathies, endocrine abnormalities, hormone-secreting tumors, pancreatic and liver dysfunction, anatomic abnormalities, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (also called toddler's diarrhea in individuals aged 6 mo to 3 y).
Diarrhea is so common that individuals outside of clinical practice may disregard potential mortality and morbidity.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic583.htm   (5584 words)

 Chronic Diarrhea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Such diarrhea is usually painless and persistent, unaccompanied by signs of disease such as bleeding, anemia, weight loss or fatigue.
Very frequently the diarrhea is due to something in the diet that is taken in excess.
Occasionally, chronic unexplained diarrhea may be explained by an infection with the parasite giardia lambia [an intestinal parasite].
www.aboutibs.org /Publications/chronicdiarrhea.html   (1267 words)

Diarrhea describes bowel movements (stools) that are loose and watery.
Osmotic diarrhea means that something in the bowel is drawing water from the body into the bowel.
A common example of this is "dietetic candy" or "chewing gum" diarrhea, in which a sugar substitute, such as sorbitol, is not absorbed by the body but draws water from the body into the bowel, resulting in diarrhea.
www.webmd.com /digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-diarrhea   (822 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Diarrhea
Diarrhea is considered chronic (long-term) when you have had loose or frequent stools for more than 4 weeks.
Diarrhea in adults is usually mild and goes away quickly without complications.
The most common cause of diarrhea is viral gastroenteritis, a mild viral infection that goes away on its own within a few days.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003126.htm   (842 words)

 Diarrhea: Approach to the Patient with Lower GI Complaints: Merck Manual Professional
Osmotic diarrhea occurs with sugar intolerance (eg, lactose intolerance caused by lactase deficiency).
Diarrhea due to decreased absorption time occurs when chyme is not in long enough contact with an adequate absorptive surface of the GI tract, causing too much water to remain in the stool.
Malabsorption-related diarrhea may also develop when transport of chyme is prolonged and fecal bacteria proliferate in the small bowel, as occurs in strictured segments, sclerodermatous intestinal disease, and stagnant loops created by surgery.
www.merck.com /mmpe/sec02/ch008/ch008c.html   (1324 words)

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