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Many people deal with different disease in the world According to therehydration project 22 million people in developing countries mostof them children die every year from diseases associated with lack ofaccess to safe drinking water inadequate sanitation poor hygiene andovercrowding 90 are children under 5 mostly in developingcountries Oral Rehydration Therapy is a simple treatment fordehydration associated with diarrhea partially gastroenteritis orgastroenteropathy such as that cause by cholera or rotavirus Oral rehydration Therapy is used for treatment for diarrheagastroenteritis and gastroenteropathy Diarrhea is a rise in the rateof bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool greater loosenessof stool The acute causes of diarrhea are infection viral bacterialand parasitic There are chronic causes of diarrhea are Irritable bowelsyndrome Infectious diseases and bacterial overgrowth of smallintestine and colon cancer Irritable bowel syndrome is a functionalcause of diarrhea or irregularity Infectious diseases can cause chronicdiarrhea for example Giardia lamblia People with AIDS sometimes havechronic infections of their intestines that cause diarrhea There aremany chronic causes of diarrhea but there are important chronic causesof diarrhea like bacterial overgrowth of small intestine which isbecause there are small intestinal problems normal colonic bacteriacould spread from the colon and into the small intestine When thisprocess happens they are in a location to digest food that the smallintestine has not had time to digest and absorb Diarrhea is a seriousmechanism that could lead to other serious problems because of the manyorganisms it is affecting Gastroenteritis Stomach Flu is a disorder that causes irritation andinflammation of the stomach and intestines The symptoms ofgastroenteritis are nausea vomiting abdominal cramps and diarrhea Itnormally lasts only 48 to 72 hours unlike bacterial enterocolitiswhich is a bacterial infection of the small intestine and colon Peoplewith gastroenteritis sometime do not have blood or pus in their stooland have little or no fever at all Acute gastroenteritis is one of themost common illness affecting infants and children in Canada and theworld the average child under age five
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