Diarrhea

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INTRO
So if you think about Diarrhea you would say EEEWWWW. To be honest, I'm not to happy with it as well however, this is a serious disease unlike how its known. The word originates from the Greek διάρροια meaning "flowing through". Which quite make sence. By the World Health Organization it is defined as when three or more bowels are looses or when a liquid stool per day.

external image diarrhea.jpgThis is what happends when you have
Diarrhea.


What happends in the body when there is a diarrhea? :O
When your body is normal, the food you eat is in liquid form in your body. The gall baldder, pancreas and small intestines digestes and puts water in the food so it becomes liquidised. Then it goes through your large intestines then .... comes out! However, if your body is infected with for an example, E.coli, the evil bacterias realease toxins in the partly digested food!!!! :( To neutralise the toxin, your gall bladder, pancreas and small intestines puts in the liquidised food more water than usual.
In a result, the poor large intestine tries to absorb all the water. But there is just too much water. So the poo becomes watery.

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HOW LONG DOES A DIARRHEA NORMALY LAST FOR?

Normally, a Diarrhea would last only around a day to two days. Then it would go away on its own. But if last more than two days it can a a serious problem. It would be then called a Chronic Diarrhea and it can last up to 4 weeks.


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THIS IS A BACTERIA THAT CAUSES DIARRHEA :O :( they are evil
WHY IS DIARRHEA DANGEROUS?
Diarrhea is dangerous because the body losses too much water. This is called dehydration. Dehydration is partically dangerous to children, older adults and people with a weakened immune system. Dehydration affects most of the body since around 80% of our bodies are water. If dehydration is not treated, it can lead to a organ damage, shock, or a coma.
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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE DEHYDRATED?

If you have some of the following symtoms, you are dehydrated. Thirst, peeing less, dark coloued urine, dry skin, fatigue, dizziness or light-headedness.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE DIARRHEA?
If you have Diarrhea these are a few symtoms you might have: a fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and as I mentioned before, dehydration.


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_ ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS :D


HOW DO YOU GET DIARRHEA? -----
There are many way you can receive Diarrhea. Such as dirty hands, some pets. In third world contries dirty water often causes Diarrhea. Bacteria and parasites also cause Diarrhea and other illnesses. These are a few:

E.coli: E.coli infection is normaly caused through contaminated food or water. Such as uncooked hamburgers or unwashed fruit. E.coli infections can be caused by dirty swimming pools. This bacteria has caused numerous problems in Europe being responcible

of 22 or more deaths. But that type of E.coli is different.



Cryptosporidium: This parasite is often the culprit behind the diarrhea

epidemics in pubic

areas. This parasite causes one of the most worst diarrheas lasting usually 2

WEEKS!


Giardia: This parasite are found in pools, lakes, rivers and contaminated

water systems.

The reason this parasite 'live' in water is because they are resistant to

chlorine. Most of

the times chlorien kills most of the bacterias or parasites but it doesnt

effect Giardia.


What diarrhea could be a symtom of serious diseases.
Diarrhea could be a symtom of more serious diseases such as:

  • food allergies
  • lactose tollerance
  • diseases of the gastrointestinal tract such as:
  • celiac disease
  • or inflammatory bowel disease.


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HOW TO TREAT DIARRHEA- hoyun_rhee hoyun_rhee Jun 29, 2011
When you get Diarrhea, it is vital that you drink ALOT of water to absorb all the water you lost.
The water is the neccesary treatment you need at most times. The medicine that is given is not sutable to people who got diarrhea from bacteria or parasites. If you go to the doctors, they will usually give you 'the medicine for everything' antibiodicts. If you have diarrhea, dont eat greasy, sweet or high in fiber foods.

How to prevent Diarrhea__

  1. Always wash your hands before you eat, after the bathroom and after everything else.
  2. Don't go in a 'all in' diet. For an example, don't go in a all cucumbers diet in a week. You have to slowly adapt into a new diet. Of cause never eat only one type of food
3. don't eat/drink too much caffaine.
4. Wash fruit carefully.
5. cook meat carefully.
Following these simple steps will help you prevent Diarrhea.

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BY HOYUN LEE :) AND THANK 4 READING :~D







BIBILIOGRAPHY
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http://www.ehow.com/how_14946_prevent-diarrhea.html ,visited on 29/06/11, no author available, last updated 2011, title how ot prevent diarrhea


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