loose bowel movements

What Causes Diarrhea After Eating?

Most of us do not consider any link between eating and diarrhea unless we have a common diarrheal illness like the stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis). Howevever, for some people diarrhea after eating can be an almost daily occurrence. There are several possible reasons for this eating and diarrhea link. Some of these >> Read More ...

Causes of Sudden (Acute) Diarrhea

Most cases of diarrhea are acute. This means it arises suddenly, is intense and lasts for only a short period of time. Typically with diarrhea this is just a few days and in many instances the diarrhea resolves on its own without any medical treatment. Sometimes it may persist for weeks and still be considered as acute. It >> Read More ...

Is Diarrhea Contagious? How Can Diarrhea Be Prevented?

The term contagious in the medical context refers to a disease that can be transmitted from one person to another, or even from an animal or insect to a human. Infectious diseases may or may not be contagious depending on whether the infectious agent, such as viruses, bacteria or protozoa, can be easily transmitted between >> Read More ...

Definition of Diarrhea and Normal Bowel Movement (Stool)

What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea (Greek dia = through, rhein = flowing) means having more than three bowel movements or passing more than 300g of watery stool daily (1). NOTE: American English spelling is diarrhea, UK English spelling is diarrhoea. Common misspellings for diarrhea: diarea, diahrea, diareah, diarreah. What Is >> Read More ...