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Post by fireblaze » Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:12 pm

what are the causes of diahoria

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Post by kiekyon » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:07 pm

Basically, diarrhea is caused by an intestinal infection which causes your small intestines to not absorb water and other nutrients

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:29 pm

it also can be a symptom for some really bad deseases as cholera.
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Post by canalon » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:36 pm

But Andrew, Cholera is an intestinal infection...

But true enough diarrhea are not always a sign of a bacterial infections (many different bacteria can cause diarreah, bloody or not), but viruses can also cause them.
In some extent the term infection is also imperfect since the diarrhea is sometimes caused by a toxin that can act even if the organism producing it is not present. And if I remember correctly some toxic chemicals have the same effect.
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Post by biomass62583 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:51 pm

Diarreah can be cuased by a multitude of factors, diseas, chronic inflammation of the intestine, malnutrition, Cancer.... you would have to be more specific on the type of diarreah you are describing.

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