Diarrhea is defined as loose or loose stools three or more times a day with more than 200 ml of liquid stools. However, frequent shaped stools are not considered diarrhea.
Diarrhea, or diarrhoea, occurs due to a violation of the absorption of water in the intestines. A significant loss of fluid can lead to dehydration, and the removal of a large amount of electrolytes (potassium, sodium, chlorine ions) can disrupt the normal course of intra- and intercellular processes. According to the World Health Organization, acute diarrhea causes more than 2 million deaths per year.