Dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount of water being taken in. The body is very dynamic and always changing. This is especially true with water in the body. We lose water routinely as we breathe and humidified air leaves the body, sweat to cool the body, urinate or have a bowel move-ment. Our LiveLife Pharmacies see dehydration on a daily basis, especially in our Coastal pharmacies where our customers often spend their days out in the beautiful sun-shine. We know how important it is for you to be aware of how to identify dehydration and can help you to prevent and treat this potentially dangerous condition.
Diarrhoea is when bowel movements become watery, foul-smelling and the need to go to the toilet becomes frequent and urgent. It is important to note that diarrhoea has many different causes and can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition, such as inflammatory bowel disorders. There are 3 different types of diarrhoea.