Causes of diarrhea

The name diarrhea comes from the ancient Greek word “διάρροια” (diarroia), which means “flow through”.

The term was used by ancient Greek physicians to describe a condition in which liquid or semi-solid substances passed through the body faster than usual, causing frequent bowel movements. The term “diarrhea” comes from the ancient Greek word “πόνος” (ponos), which means “torment” or “suffering”, and has also been used to describe a condition in which the body encounters unusual and unpleasant manifestations, such as frequent and liquid bowel movements, which causes discomfort and suffering.







Порушення мікрофлори

Disbalance of microflora



What happens to the body
during diarrhea?

We remind you that during diarrhea, the body becomes dehydrated – loss of fluid and essential Na+, K+, Mg++ ions. According to most European and world recommendations and treatment protocols, the first step in the treatment of diarrhea is to restore the water-electrolyte balance. Oral rehydration solutions, namely electrolytes, are prescribed for this purpose. It is especially important to maintain the proportions of electrolytes in the composition of the product.
The electrolyte composition of the D-ORS product was developed in accordance with the global recommendations of the ESPGHAN organization – the European Association of Pediatricians, Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists and Nutritionists.

Errors in the treatment of diarrhea:

Fast-acting drugs for symptomatic treatment may be used in an emergency, but not as the main treatment for diarrhea. Moreover, It is not recommended to use such drugs in the case of ulcerative colitis, bloody and tarry stools, diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics, or diarrhea accompanied by fever.

You should not take self-prescribed antibiotics for diarrhea. Firstly, their use is not always justified, and incorrect use of an antibiotic can do more harm than good. Also, an antibiotic can distort the clinical picture of the disease and make it difficult to establish the true diagnosis, which is why a decision to prescribe antibiotics is made by a doctor.

If you have additional questions, we recommend that you consult your doctor.