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Left Untreated, Diarrhea Can Be Deadly

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, diarrhea is the second leading cause of death worldwide among children under five, and even adults can experience bouts from time to time. Experts at Baptist Health discuss the different types of diarrhea – yes, there are more than one – and their causes. They also share tips on how you can self-treat diarrhea at home and when you should see your doctor.

Host: Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Baptist Hospital and Chief Population Health Officer at Baptist Health.
Guest Joel Calafell, M.D., General Surgeon at Baptist Health Medical Group specializing in colon and rectal surgery.

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