What is Diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is defined by the World Health Organization as having three or more loose or liquid stools per day. Most people will have one to two bouts of diarrhoea per year, often accompanied by abdominal pain, cramps or bloating.
How long does Diarrhoea occur for?
There are two types of diarrhoea: acute and chronic. The majority of people are likely to suffer from acute diarrhoea, which is sudden and short lived, usually lasting for 1 to 5 days, sometimes longer and is not usually serious unless the patient is an infant or elderly.