Diarrhea occurs when your gastrointestinal tract is damaged. This is usually a digestive problem caused by a virus or bacteria. It causes loose and watery bowel movements, abdominal pain, bloating, etc. and usually heals on its own. But in some cases, it may last longer. It can be caused by a viral infection, a bacterial infection, or contaminated water or food poisoning. Other causes of diarrhea include parasites, intestinal diseases, and reactions to antibiotics. The main symptoms of diarrhea are abdominal pain, fever, flatulence, nausea and/or vomiting. Diarrhea is usually of three types. The first is acute diarrhea, which is a loose, watery stool that lasts for 2-3 days and heals on its own without the need for treatment. The second type is called persistent diarrhea, which lasts for weeks. The last type is chronic diarrhea with chronic diarrhea lasting more than four weeks. Sometimes in extreme cases, diarrhea can lead to complications, water loss and loss of electrolytes due to watery and loose stools. This leads to severe dehydration of the body. Symptoms of severe dehydration include increased heart rate, headache, fatigue, dry mucus, increased thirst, and dry mouth.
Drink plenty of water
The most common symptom of diarrhea is dehydration, as frequent watery stools can cause a decrease in body fluids and electrolytes such as sodium and chloride. So the body needs to replenish the essential fluids needed to recover from diarrhea. Drinking water is the best and fastest way to hydrate the body. You can drink a litre of water with half a teaspoon of salt and six teaspoons of sugar. This will be beneficial. Mixing sugar and salt in the water together helps the intestines to absorb fluids. Avoid soft drinks or carbonated beverages, as this can make the condition worse.