Diarrhea is defined as having three or more loose, watery stools a day. It’s unpleasant and can also be dangerous if left untreated. So if you have it, it’s a good bet you’ll want to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

Signs of dehydration include:
  • Thirst
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Dark colored urine or less urine than normal
  • Dry skin

When you lose more water than you take in, as is the case when you have diarrhea, you lose essential electrolytes — important minerals that are found in blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids. Electrolytes help balance the amount of water in your body as well as the pH level, and move nutrients and waste into and out of cells.