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Diarrhea

Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss. Signs of dehydration often begin with loss of the normal stretchiness of the skin and irritable behaviour. This can progress to decreased urination, loss of skin color, a fast heart rate, and a decrease in responsiveness as it becomes more severe. Loose but non-watery stools in babies who are breastfed, however, may be normal.

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For many people, diarrhea is just an annoyance we deal with for a few days before it goes away. For others, it's deadly. Every year, 800,000 children in the developing world die due to the effects of diarrhea. It's clear from the small number of deaths in the United States from diarrhea that this is a preventable consequence. So why such large numbers? Saddening.

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