"A condition characterised by abnormal loose or watery stools"

Diarrhoea is the common symptom of many underlying gastrointestinal problems.

What is Diarrhoea?

What Is Diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is the common symptom of many underlying gastrointestinal problems. It is defined as the passing of abnormally liquid or unformed stools at an increased frequency. Diarrhoea may be further classified as acute (if it persists <2 weeks), persistent (if it persists for 2–4 weeks), and chronic (if it persists >4 weeks).

Acute diarrhoea is usually due to a gastrointestinal infection (such as Clostridium difficile). Other factors are also involved: side effect of certain medications such as NSAIDS, chemotherapy drugs, poisoning due to certain pesticides and other environmental toxins. Chronic diarrhoea may be due to an excess use of laxatives, gastrointestinal conditions such as partial bowel obstruction, congenital electrolyte related defects, Addison’s disease etc.

Immediate medical care is necessary in patients passing loose stools for more than six times a day, as there is excessive fluid and electrolyte loss. Inability to restore fluid and electrolyte in the body can have life threatening consequences.

Consult a vaidya Buy products
Phone icon in Compound shape

Talk to our Ayurvedic Doctor

To book an appointment

Call 1800 572 8000

or click here

sm doctor img

More Products

Abhayadi Modak
Benefits

Useful for constipation, indigestion & gout. Helps soften and break down stools.

Dosage and Direction

1 tablet with warm water or as directed by a physician.

Abhayadi Modak

Rs. 40.00
View Details
Abhayarishta
Benefits

Helps heal piles, fistula, haemorrhoids, constipation, and retention of urine.

Dosage and Direction

15 ml to 45 ml or 1 to 3 tablespoons

Abhayarishta

Rs. 125.00
View Details
Agastya Haritaki Avaleha
Benefits

Treats allergic respiratory conditions like asthma and chronic bronchitis.

Dosage and Direction

Take 6 gm to 12 gm.

Agastya Haritaki Avaleha

Rs. 110.00
View Details
Alpitone
Benefits

Useful for the treatment of Anorexia, General Debility, or Convalescence following a chronic illness.

Dosage and Direction

Adults: 1-2 tablespoons, twice a day, before meals.

Children: 1-2 tablespoons, twice a day, before meals or as directed by a physician.

Alpitone

Rs. 100.00
View Details
  • Anorexia
  • General Debility

Our Philosophy

Health expert for a changing life

What We Offer

cross icon in hands

Understand Health Concerns

cross icon in hands

Talk to an Ayurvedic Doctor

cross icon in hands

Buy Zandu Products

cross icon in hands

Find a Store

cross icon in hands

Find an Ayur Vaidya

Common Health Concerns

back_pain image
Back Pain

About 10 million Indians suffer from back pain every year. Major causes are sedentary lifestyles and high stress environments. Even though this seems like a minor ailment.

Learn More
back_pain image
Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease. This condition is diagnosed late because the chief symptoms, such as increased urination.

Learn More
back_pain image
Insomnia

Insomnia can be considered both as a disorder and a symptom of a health problem. Insomnia for a long time may lead to various health issues like depression, high blood pressure, diabetes.

Learn More
back_pain image
Obesity

Obesity is a form of disease which is caused due to excess consumption of calories or due to disorder in fat metabolism. It is responsible for various other diseases like diabetes, ischemic heart disease.

Learn More