Monday, September 29, 2008

Food Contamination and Poisoning

Each year, 76 million people in the U.S. get sick from impure food. Common culprits include bacteria, vermin and viruses. Symptoms range from mild to solemn. They comprise

* Upset stomach

* Abdominal cramps

* Nausea and vomiting

* Diarrhea

* Fever

* Dehydration

Harmful bacteria are the most ordinary cause of foodborne illness. Foods may have some bacteria on them when you buy them. Raw meat may become impure during slaughter. Fruits and vegetables may become impure when they are growing or when they are process. But it can also happen in your kitchen if you leave victuals out for more than 2 hours at room hotness.

The treatment in most cases is growing your fluid intake. For more grave illness, you may need action at a hospital.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Viral Infections

Viruses are capsules with genetic matter inside. They are very tiny, much lesser than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar catching diseases such as the common cold, flu and wart. They also cause severe illness such as AIDS, smallpox and hemorrhagic fever.

Viruses are akin to hijackers. They assault living, normal cells and use those cells to increase and create other viruses like themselves. This finally kills the cells, which can make you sick.

Viral infection are hard to treat because virus live inside your body's cell. They are "secluded" from medicines, which typically move through your bloodstream. Antibiotics do not work for viral infection. There are a few antiviral medicine available. Vaccines can help stop you from getting many viral disease.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Yeast Infections

Candida is the systematic name for yeast. It is a fungus that lives roughly everywhere, counting in your body. Usually, your immune organization keeps yeast under control. If you are sick or taking antibiotics, it can reproduce and cause an infection.

Yeast infections affect diverse parts of the body in different ways:

* Thrush is a yeast illness that causes white patches in your mouth
* Esophagitis is thrush that spreads to your esophagus, the tube that takes food from your mouth to your stomach. Esophagitis can make it hard or tender to swallow
* Women can get vaginal yeast infection, causing itchiness, pain and release
* Yeast infection of the skin cause itching and rashes
* Yeast infections in your bloodstream can be serious
Antifungal medicine removes yeast infections in most people. If you have a weak immune system, conduct might be extra difficult.