Diarrhea in Children Can Lead to Death, Do Not Underestimate

diarrhea in children

Diarrhea is a disease that is often underestimated, compared to types of diseases such as dengue or typhus. And if a little too late to treat can cause sufferers to experience dehydration, which leads to death. In children more horrified again because diarrhea recorded as the trigger of death number one.

Children are most susceptible to this disease because they have not been able to choose the type of food that is clean and healthy. Eating less hygienic roadside snacks is the most common cause of diarrhea in children.

As a result, harmful bacteria triggering diarrhea can infect and cause their digestion to be disturbed. Children are easily dehydrated during diarrhea, explained the Director of Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Dr. Lily Sulistyowati.

“Diarrhea can potentially lead to death number one in children. The reason is because in children when diarrhea occurs, the fluid in the body will immediately disappear quickly,” said Dr. Lily as reported by VIVA.co.id page.

When sick, the child is difficult to be asked to drink with large quantities. Though the body needs fluid replacement as soon as it is removed.

“The need for lost fluids is not immediately replaced,” Lily added.

Acute dehydration makes the child’s condition decrease and should be taken to the hospital for fluid replacement by infusion. Otherwise, a human body that is 70 percent fluid will experience a malfunction. May result in death if handled late.


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