Many people think that diarrhea is diarrhea, which is not a big deal. If you eat the wrong thing, you can take a few pills. Sorry, you are wrong. It’s time for Dr. Huang to teach you: diarrhea is not a simple thing.
Diarrhea is what?
[Diarrhea] has a clear definition in medicine. It is generally believed that diarrhea is considered if one defecates more than 3 times a day, the total amount of stool is more than 200 g all day, and the water content of stool exceeds 85%. If the course of the disease exceeds 3 weeks, it can be called chronic diarrhea, and if it is within 3 weeks, it can be called acute diarrhea.
You see, it is not diarrhea or diarrhea. Eating too much food, I pulled several times on the same day or the next day, and the total amount of stool also exceeded 200 g, but the stool was formed, which was not diarrhea. After drinking milk, I pulled it twice on the same day, and the second time it was watery, which was not diarrhea.
Of course, the above situation can be said to be [diarrhea], but in the opinion of digestive doctors, this is not diarrhea. Diarrhea is not as simple as diarrhea.
Acute diarrhea is not simple.
The most common cause of acute diarrhea is, of course, intestinal diseases, such as various bacteria, toxins, viruses and parasitic infections.
1. Infection Causes Acute Diarrhea
In summer, it is really comfortable to eat barbecue and drink beer outside, but most of the vomiting and diarrhea at home are caused by bacteria or bacterial toxins.
Children who suffer from diarrhea during the alternation of summer and autumn are likely to suffer from autumn diarrhea caused by rotavirus.
If you travel to a place with poor sanitary conditions and have diarrhea after eating and drinking food that is not fully cooked or drinking water, you are likely to be infected with bacteria or parasites.
There are also readers who have traveled to areas with typhoid cases. If diarrhea and fever occur, they should be on high alert and seek medical treatment in time, because typhoid and paratyphoid infections are relatively common systemic infectious diseases causing acute diarrhea.
2. Acute diarrhea will occur in systemic diseases.
Clinically, digestive doctors often encounter patients with diarrhea and discomfort as the main symptom, but the final diagnosis is [hyperthyroidism]. You see, western medicine does not treat headache for head and foot pain for foot].
3. Heavy metal poisoning can lead to acute diarrhea.
In addition, in recent years, many reports on TV have shown that diarrhea is the main manifestation of poisoning incidents caused by heavy metal exposure at work.
4. That adverse drug reaction may be acute diarrhea
You know, many patients after chemotherapy have diarrhea, and the adverse reactions of many drugs can also be manifested as diarrhea.
You see, acute diarrhea alone has intestinal diseases, systemic infectious diseases, endocrine diseases, heavy metal poisoning, adverse drug reactions and other causes, which is really not simple.
More complicated chronic diarrhea
The etiology of chronic diarrhea is more complicated and can be mainly classified into digestive system, systemic system and drug response.
1. Infants with dyspepsia will have diarrhea.
If it is chronic diarrhea in infants, there is no fever, dysphoria, bloody stool, etc., and it can be relieved after 48 hours after stopping eating milk powder, milk or specific food, it is often caused by dyspepsia of specific nutrients.
2. Endocrine system diseases can lead to diarrhea.
Young people and middle-aged people, especially women, need to pay special attention to the possibility of endocrine system diseases if they suffer from recurrent diarrhea and have a particularly large stool volume, which is watery, free of mucus or pus and blood, and show symptoms such as dysphoria, hyperhidrosis, dry mouth, excessive drinking, polyuria, emaciation, etc.
3. Infection can lead to chronic diarrhea
If chronic diarrhea occurs and the stool is mucous or purulent, it is necessary to determine whether bacteria, viruses, parasites are infected or inflammatory diseases.
4. Chronic diarrhea may occur in intestinal tumors.
For the elderly, if chronic diarrhea occurs, the possibility of intestinal tumor must be ruled out first.
5. Irritable bowel syndrome can be manifested as chronic diarrhea
Of course, not all chronic diarrhea is caused by more serious diseases. For example, some chronic diarrhea is simply irritable bowel syndrome. Patients have no actual pathological changes, and most of them are simply psychological problems or gastrointestinal motility disorders.
You see, diarrhea is really not a simple thing. Therefore, if diarrhea (not diarrhea) occurs, please see a doctor in time and let your doctor worry for you.
Author: Huang Xian