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What should I do if I have food poisoning?
Most cases of food poisoning are mild and get better in a few days. During that time, the aim is to prevent dehydration. Dehydration is the loss of fluids and electrolytes (minerals and nutrients) that the body needs.
Avoid solid foods and milk products until vomiting and diarrhea are over. Once you feel better, start eating and drinking again gradually. Try soft foods, like crackers, toast and bananas. Avoid spicy foods, fried foods, dairy products and foods that are high in fat and sugar. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid milk or caffeinated beverages. In addition, sports drinks (brand: Gatorade, etc.) are not designed for use in the treatment of diarrhea and not replace electrolytes (salts and minerals) in the body properly to prevent dehydration. Read the rest of this entry »
The eating disorders are increasingly common, perhaps because of society’s concerns with thinness and the importance it attaches to him. The eating disorders are multifactorial, with genetic causes, traumatic and nutrition. In North America, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are among the eating disorders most common. They mainly affect women.
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological illness and people who suffer voluntarily deprive themselves of food because they mistakenly believe they are fat, or because they fear being obese. In reality, these people are almost always initially normal weight or underweight. It seems that over 90% of people diagnosed with anorexia nervosa are women, who generally belong to a middle or upper socioeconomic class. This disorder usually occurs between adolescence and early adult life, with an average age of 14. The prevalence of anorexia nervosa is approximately 1 in 100,000 in the general population, but this rate appears to be higher among Caucasian adolescent girls, about 1 in 200.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by uncontrollable episodes of binge eating or compulsive, usually followed by the use of inappropriate means to eliminate food. In most cases, the affected person seeks to purge his stomach by triggering it even vomiting or using improperly to laxatives, to enemas or diuretics. The disorder is sometimes called binge-eating syndrome. Some people with bulimia do not purge their stomachs, but eat excessively (they can consume up to 20,000 calories at one time), then they offset these excesses by other behaviors such as fasting or excessive exercise . People with bulimia may indulge in bouts of compulsive eating secrets 2 times a week or several times a day. In most cases, they purge themselves after eating. People may take laxatives 20 or more at once.
Bulimia usually begins in late adolescence or upon maturity, but may occur earlier or later. Like anorexia, bulimia predominantly affects young white women belonging to middle or upper class. At one point, approximately 0.5% to 3.7% of women suffer from anorexia and between 1.1% and 4.2% of those with bulimia.
The difference between people with bulimia or anorexia nervosa is that bulimics are aware of their problem, but feel unable to correct their situation. Read the rest of this entry »
Food poisoning is a very common. It is usually not of great severity, but some food poisoning can have serious consequences and even fatal for some people.
Food poisoning occurs most often after consuming food or water containing bacteria, bacterial toxins (substances secreted by the bacteria), parasites, or viruses. Food poisoning can also occur when non-infectious poisons (like poisonous mushrooms) or heavy metals (like lead or mercury) are ingested.
It is estimated that in Canada about 10 million people contract a foodborne illness each year. People who are at greater risk of food poisoning are the elderly, pregnant women, infants, babies and people with chronic medical conditions (eg. Diabetes, AIDS, liver disease)., Read the rest of this entry »
The foodborne disease (FBD) are a major health problem worldwide. These diseases are caused by the consumption of water or food contaminated with microorganisms, parasites or the toxic substances they produce.
The ETA may be poisoning or infection:
Foodborne infection: disease resulting from ingestion of food containing microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, parasites) harmful things. For example, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Triquinella spirallis.
Food poisoning caused by: illness resulting from ingestion of toxins or poisons that are present in the food ingested, which have been produced down by fungi or bacteria although these organisms are no longer present in the food. For example, botulinum toxin, Staphylococcus enterotoxin.
The most common symptoms of FBD are vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever, may also develop neurological symptoms, swollen eyes, kidney des difficulties, double vision, etc..
These symptoms may vary depending on the amount of bacteria or toxins into the food, the amount of consumed food and the state of health of the person, among other factors.
For healthy people, most foodborne illnesses are temporary, lasting only a couple of days without any complications, but for people more susceptible such as children, the elderly, pregnant women or those found patients may be more severe sequelae or even fatal. Read the rest of this entry »
Food poisoning can be harmless, but also run fatal.
The term food poisoning describes a variety of disorders of the human body, there is always a reaction due to food taken. In harmless case the individual concerned has taken a slightly corrupted or incompatible foods and suffers an average of three to five days from the symptoms. Of a serious food poisoning is said to occur when the person actually toxic substances, such as edible mushrooms has eaten. In this case, the symptoms are very intense and may come to light is an acute danger to life. To find out the cause of food poisoning, the doctor asked his patient to consume food. Often the reason but can not even identify, for example, if the symptoms occur after a restaurant visit. Read the rest of this entry »