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What is Diarrhea
Signs and Symptoms of Diarrhea
Causes of Diarrhea
Nutrition and Diet for Diarrhea Treatment
Supplements for Diarrhea
Herbal Medicine for Diarrhea
Homeopathy for Diarrhea
Home Remedy for Diarrhea
Acupuncture for Diarrhea
Acupressure for Diarrhea
Conventional Medicine for Diarrhea

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Diarrhea is the increase in frequency of bowel movements or passing loose stool. The stool may be soft or watery in consistency. Diarrhea is usually not a serious medical condition and will go away on its own without any treatment in a few days. Diarrhea may however become serious if the diarrhea lasts for more than a few days, or the stool contains blood.

Normally, water is removed from the stool and is absorbed by the large intestine. When more than 90% of water is retained in the stool, the stool becomes loose and poorly formed. Diarrhea occurs when not enough water is removed from stool and the stool travels faster in the large intestine causing an increase in frequency of bowel movements.

Diarrhea can lead to dehydration. If diarrhea continous and large amounts of fluid and electrolytes are lost, it may lead to other serious disorders including fainting, heart rhythm abnormalities and others. At particular risk are the very young, older people, and the debilitated.



Diarrhea is a symptom of another ailment. Signs and symptoms you might experience with diarrhea include the following.

  • Frequent need to defecate
  • Loose, pasty or watery stool
  • Large amount of gas are passed out with the stool
  • Cramping and abdominal pain
  • General sick feeling, fever and chills
  • Weight loss



The most common cause of diarrhea is infection by virus, bacteria or parasites. Viruses, bacteria and parasites may be taken in with food and drinks that upsets the intestine causing irritaion, inflammation and diarrhea.

Other component of foods, chemicals and drugs may also cause diarrhea. There are other medical conditions that may also cause diarrhea such as tumors, polyps, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease (regional enteritis), tuberculosis, and cancers such as lymphoma and adenocarcinoma.

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Ginseng is an herbal medicine used as health tonic for the entire body with health benefits for the brain, heart, reproduction and many others.