Treatment and prevention of diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition that affects millions of people every year. This condition involves the frequent passing of loose, watery and unformed feces. It generally lasts for less than 14 days. This troublesome disease could be caused by an infection of the small intestines, generally bacteria or viruses. Almost everyone suffers from this infectious diarrhea at some point in their life, including a vacation to a foreign land. An estimated, 2.5 billion cases of diarrhea were reported in the year 2004, resulting in 1.5 million deaths among children under the age of five. Further, about 1.7 to 5 billion cases of diarrhea occur every year and this condition is most common in developing countries. Continue Reading