Is acute gastroenteritis common among children during summer?

Gastroenteritis is something we see very often throughout the summertime. It’s something we see very often. This leads to another point, which is that eating habits change during the summer months. Typically, kids who are out of school may not be following the same diet as they do during the school year. Also, the foods they eat when traveling may be outside their normal diet and foreign travel may possibly also lead to intestinal infections. Summer eating habits might increase the number of cases but gastroenteritis is something that is commonly seen during the entire year.

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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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