Patient was educated on causes of diarrhea as follows:

  1. Diarrhea occurs when the food and fluids you ingest pass too quickly or in too large an amount or both through your colon.
  2. Normally, your colon absorbs liquids from the food you eat, leaving a semisolid stool.
  3. But if the liquids from the foods you eat aren’t absorbed, the result is a watery bowel movement.
  4. Several diseases and conditions can cause diarrhea.
  5. Common causes of diarrhea include- virus
  • Viruses that can cause diarrhea include Norwalk virus, cytomegalovirus and viral hepatitis.
  • Rotavirus is a common cause of acute childhood diarrhea.
  1. Common causes of diarrhea include- bacteria and parasites
  • Contaminated food or water can transmit bacteria and parasites to your body.
  • Parasites such as Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium can cause diarrhea.
  • Common bacterial causes of diarrhea include campylobacter, salmonella, Shigella and Escherichia coli.
  • Diarrhea caused by bacteria and parasites can be common when traveling in developing countries and is often called traveler’s diarrhea.
  1. Common causes of diarrhea include- medications
  • Many medications can cause diarrhea.
  • The most common are antibiotics. Antibiotics destroy both good and bad bacteria, which can disturb the natural balance of bacteria in your intestines.
  • This disturbance sometimes leads to an infection with bacteria called Clostridium difficile, which also can cause diarrhea.