Diarrhea – Definition
Diarrhea is more than three loose, liquid stools in a single day. It depletes your body of fluids and electrolytes. Diarrhea can be:
- Acute — occurring suddenly and lasting briefly
- Chronic — long-term
- Recurring — coming and going
If you lose too much fluid, you can become dehydrated. Dehydration is especially dangerous for babies, young children, and elderly people.