The Singapore government is encouraging its people to be aware of the diseases and illness roaming around. This awareness can be the only difference between life and death. The government is encouraging its people because no matter how the healthcare system provides the perfect medical treatment, there are things that are beyond their capacities. The government thought that the spread of the diseases could be curbed at the onset, if only people know or understand. So, the Ministry of Health constantly reminds and teaches the people about common diseases prevalent here.
If in this case you are experiencing abdominal cramps these past few days, you should not take chances and see your doctor right away. You may be suffering from gastric flu. What is it? Here are some of the things that you need to know about gastric flu:
Transmission: Gastric flu is not related to influenza; it is also prevalent here in Singapore. It is often called Gastroenteritis and it is characterized by swelling of the intestines and the whole of the stomach. The swelling can be caused by an infection of a bacteria or taking of certain medications. Gastric flu are spread through eating or drinking contaminated foods and beverage, direct contact with a person who is infected and touching of things that are contaminated then putting the hands in the mouth.
Symptoms: The symptoms of gastric flu include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If children are infected, they will likely to experience more vomiting than adults. There are also certain cases where fever are noted. The illness will suddenly begin but its visits are usually brief. It will last about one to two days. There are others that experience more.