A 28-year-old female asked:
Is gastroenteritis and colitis of unspecified origin related to obesity or hypertension?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not particularly: A person with any body type can have these issues. Th common triggers of gastroenteritis include a variety of viruses among other agents. Colitis is a non-specific label meaning irritation of the colon inner lining again caused by a variety of triggers.The overall classification just names the impaired areas.
105 viewsAnswered Feb 01, 2020
Last updated Feb 1, 2020
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