Diarrhea is also one of the most common intestinal complaints. It has been reported that, on average, adults are affected by diarrhea once and children twice every year. Diarrhea is primarily characterized by the increased frequency of passing watery and loose stools (typically more than 3 times a day), accompanied by occasional abdominal pain. There are acute and chronic forms of diarrhea. One of the most dangerous consequence of diarrhea is dehydration.
Dehydration happens when the body loses too much water without replacing it which then prevents adequate metabolic performance. If untreated, dehydration can become a life-threatening matter, especially for infants and children.