How does stomach flu affect the body?


With stomach flu, the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting may last from one to ten days, but will usually resolve without intervention. You may feel fatigue and muscle aches for a few days, but if you provide comfort to the person who is infected, there should be no lasting effects on the body. Infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems may experience more serious symptoms.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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