A brief introduction to gastroenteritis

How do I pronounce gastroenteritis?


For the sake of easy reading in this article, we will refer to gastroenteritis as gastro. Gastro is often referred to as the ‘stomach flu’ due to its symptoms commonly being diarrhoea and vomiting. What is interesting is that it is actually not a type flu at all. What happens with gastro, is that your stomach and intestines become inflamed which is typically caused by a parasitic, viral or bacterial infection.

Most people can recover without treatment, but it is also important to know when you need to seek medical advice.

As informative as this article may be, it is written only to serve as a guideline and is not intended to act as a diagnosis or treatment for any associated condition. We would suggest that you please consult with your doctor or healthcare professional for that.


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