How does gastroenteritis cause stomach cramps?

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How does gastroenteritis cause stomach cramps?

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Your digestive tract have smooth muscles which basically contracts and relaxes as a mean of propulsing food forwards. That’s how food from our mouth enters the stomach, the intestines and then comes out as faecal matter in our rears. In gastroenteritis, your gut is inflamed/infected. Hence, the body tries to evacuate/get rid of whatever food you have ingested by increasing smooth muscle contractions. This is what we interpret as cramps.