Diarrhoea


What is Diarrhoea?
- The meaning of Diarrhoea is the condition of have liquild evacuation rather than soild for more that three times per day. This is usually caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites. The most common one would be Norovirus.

1. The common name and scientific name of the disease.
- The common name and scientific name for Diarrhoea is Diarrhea, it can also be named Diarrhoea.

2. What causes it? How is it transmitted?
-There are some common causes that cause Diarrhoea:
1. Parasites: It can enter the body through the food you eat or the water you drink and then settle in the digestive system. Parasites that are causing Diarrhoea: Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium.
2. Viral infections: Many different virus can cause Diarrhoea, viruses include rotavirus, norwalk virus, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, viral hepatitis etc.
3. Food and Drink intolerances: Some people can't digest food + drink components, something like artificial sweeteners or lactose (the sugar found inside milk)
4. Reactions to different medicines: There are different type of medicine that can cause Diarrhoea, cancer drugs, antibiotics, blood pressure medications, and other containing magnesium drugs can also cause Diarrhoea.

3. What are the symptoms? How long do they last? Is it deadly?
- The symptoms of Diarrhoea may be abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, nausea, or an urgent need to use the toilet. Depending on the cause, a person might have a fever or bloody stools.
- It depends on how powerful the virus is or the human system of different person. Different person reacts differently with diarrhoea. However, normally these symptoms can be occured in a human body for serveral weeks so commented by a doctor is recommended.

4. Can it be cured? If so, how? If not, is there any way that we can at least treat it?
- There is no cure for Diarrhoea, but medicine / lifestyle changes might help to decrease negative things on Diarrhoea

Bibliography:
Wikipedia, Diarrhea, Retrieved August 24,2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diarrhea

MedicineNet, Diarrhea, Retrieved August 25, 2010 from http://www.medicinenet.com/diarrhea/article.htm