What is Gastroenteritis ?

What is Gastroenteritis ?

Gastroenteritis, also known as infectious diarrhea and gastro, is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract including the stomach and intestine.

Causes of Gastrointritis

Factors causing it include viruses, bacteria, bacterial poisons, parasites, specialized chemicals and some medicines. Infected fruits, food as well as contaminated water is another important cause of the spread of the disease. Weak immune system and relatively lack of hygiene can easily make children susceptible to the disease.

Symptoms of Gestrointritis

Digestive tract infections, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea, severe chills, mild skin irritation, excessive sweating, fever, stiffness in joints, muscle discomfort, weight loss etc.

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