Stomach flu, also known as viral gastroenteritis, is one of the common problems that affects people of different age groups. This flu is the result of viruses that infect the intestines. The belly flu, also called viral gastroenteritis, isn’t associated with the actual influenza virus. It spreads without difficulty from man or woman to character, contaminating surfaces and meals.
Here are six common signs and symptoms of stomach flu:
Nausea and vomiting: Stomach flu often begins with feelings of nausea and can lead to episodes of vomiting. The severity and frequency of vomiting can vary from person to person.
Diarrhea: Another hallmark symptom of stomach flu is diarrhea. The bowel movements may become loose, watery, and more frequent than usual. Abdominal cramping may also accompany diarrhea.
Abdominal pain and cramps: Stomach flu can cause abdominal discomfort, including pain and cramps. The pain is typically located in the lower abdomen but can be present throughout the stomach area.
Fever: Many cases of stomach flu are accompanied by a low-grade fever, usually around 100°F (37.8°C) to 102°F (38.9°C). Fever is more commonly seen in bacterial gastroenteritis rather than viral infections.
Fatigue and body aches: Stomach flu can cause general feelings of fatigue, weakness, and muscle aches throughout the body. This can be a result of the body’s immune response to the infection.
Loss of appetite: Due to the discomfort associated with stomach flu, it’s common to experience a decreased appetite. The combination of nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain can make it difficult to eat or drink.
It’s important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, so it’s always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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