10 Symptoms of Dysentery

By james
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Stomach problems are fairly common and do not usually cause concern. Often, we will just go to a pharmacy for remedies to help soothe the symptoms and the symptoms will usually clear up before too long. Sometimes, though, stomach problems can be a sign of something more serious.

Dysentery is an infection of the stomach and it can be caused by various pathogens. It is most commonly encountered in areas where hygiene is poor and people in impoverished zones can suffer the most. Dysentery can be treated but it can also be fatal if adequate treatment is not sought.

Symptom #1: Diarrhea

Our bodies cannot absorb nutrients from our food instantly. It takes some time, so our food usually passes through fairly slowly to give time for adequate nutrient absorption. This also gives the digestive system time to absorb sufficient water from what we eat and drink.

In cases of dysentery, though, the food will pass through quicker than it usually would. One of the most noticeable effects of this is watery stools as the body has not had enough time to absorb enough water. Severe diarrhea can lead to dehydration and malnutrition, and it can be dangerous to vulnerable people.


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