Chronic diarrhoea

It is estimated that more than 5% of the population suffers from chronic diarrhoea, a condition which lasts for four or more weeks, and that close to 40% of sufferers are over the age of 60. Normal stool frequencies vary from three times a week to three times a day. Diarrhoea may be defined as reduced consistency and increased fluidity of stools, bowel movements causing abdominal cramps or discomfort or increased stool frequencies. Consistency of stools is determined according to the Bristol stool scale, a specially designed visual chart that classes stools under 7 categories, according to form and weight. 

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Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 27.01.2022, 16:59
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