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Diarrhea Definition


Diarrhea is more than three loose, liquid stools in a single day. It depletes your body of fluids and electrolytes. Diarrhea can be:

  • Acute—occurring suddenly, and lasting briefly
  • Chronic—long-term
  • Recurring—occurring in recurrent episodes

If you lose too much fluid, you can become dehydrated . It is particularly dangerous for babies, young children, and elderly people.

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