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Diarrhoea is a condition when someone suffers with loose and watery bowel movements. It is a very common problem that everyone will suffer with at some point and normally only lasts for a few days and is nothing to be concerned about unless you have chronic diarrhoea, in which case, it lasts around four weeks and there could be a more serious and underlying problem behind it. If someone is suffering with diarrhoea, it is advisable to drink water as the loss of fluids can cause you to be dehydrated.
There are many causes and reasons for diarrhoea, the main one being a stomach infection or ‘stomach flu’. If this is the case then the diarrhoea should go after two days. Other factors that contribute include, food allergies, excess alcohol, certain medications, radiation therapy, recent surgery as well as certain cancers.


If someone is suffering with diarrhoea, some of the symptoms that they will experience include, an urgent feeling to go to the toilet, watery stools, stomach pains and bloating, cramps and sometimes vomiting. More serious symptoms include weight loss and fever, blood in your stools or diarrhoea that is lasting for more than three days or you are dehydrated at which point, it is advisable to seek medical attention.