Diarrhea is a very common affliction found in all age of men and women all over the world. It is basically a digestion problem which is usually caused by consumption of unhealthy food or junk food in large quantity.
Besides this there are some other causes too which can cause you diarrhea but all has its root from consumption of unhealthy food. Some other causes may be listed as follows:
Viral Gastroenteritis – Infection In Stomach
gastroenteritis is basically a type of infection which occurs in stomach, particularly in small intestine. This is the most common cause from which people get diarrhea.
The symptoms of viral gastroenteritis can include nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting which normally lasts for about 72 hours if proper medication is done.
Viral gastroenteritis can affect any one from the family or can also multiple members of the family as it easily spreads from one person to another.
The germs can be transmitted from hand to hand connection or also by consuming food containing the germs.
Food Poisoning- The Most Common Of All
Food poisoning is basically an illness that is caused due to toxins that are produced by the bacteria in the food. The toxins cause abdominal pain, secretion of large amount of water from the small intestine and also vomiting some times.
The symptoms normally appear after several hours of consumption of food with the toxins and lasts for about 24 hours. Sometimes the toxins are also formed in the intestine and in such cases the symptoms may take few days to appear.
Traveler’s Diarrhea – Not Largely Affected
It is caused by E- coli bacteria which are normally present in the small intestine and colon. These bacteria’s are non pathogenic in simple words they do not cause any harm in the intestine.
Instead they can make you suffer from diarrhea if they get out of the intestine like the common place is the urinary track which can cause kidney infection and bladder.However there are also some pathogenic E-coli bacteria which can cause diarrhea in intestine and colon. This is done due to the toxins which are produced by them called the ETEC.
It is mostly affected to tourist visiting places with poor sanitation problems and thus the name Traveler’s diarrhea. It can trouble you for about 3 days or more if proper medication is not taken.
Water borne parasites are the common cause of diarrhea in western part of world, commonly in United States. It is transmitted through the consumption of contaminated water.It is normally seen in people who are constantly visiting undeveloped places as tourists or for any work and drinking contaminated water. It can also be affected to people who climb mountains regularly as there is lack of fresh water availability there.
Thus these are many causes that can make you suffer from diarrhea. Besides these, there are other causes of diarrhea like even taking drugs. So it’s better to prevent yourself from all these factors and lead a healthy life.